Fulham confirm Anthony Knockaert deal


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Fulham have bolstered their attacking options for the Championship campaign by signing Anthony Knockaert on loan for the season.

The Brighton & Hove Albion winger has committed to a season-long loan move to Craven Cottage, with a view to a permanent transfer, according to the Whites. The 27-year-old made close to 100 appearances for Leicester City after joining the Foxes in 2012.

He then spent a season in Belgium with Standard Liege before returning to England with Brighton. His Championship pedigree is standout. Knockaert was named Player of the Year in the second tier in 2017 with Brighton and boasts a prolific record of 33 goals and 29 assists in just three-and-a-half Championship campaigns.

“It feels amazing to be here. I feel really welcome already. It just feels great to get this done and for me to be a Fulham player,” he said. “I can’t wait to get started and obviously help the club achieve its goal.

“The goal is to get back to the Premier League where Fulham belongs. I have come here with the clear intention to get promoted and I want to help in any way that I can.”

Fulham will be hoping that Knockaert can add an extra dimension to their attacking options – which have already been boosted this summer by the signing of Ivan Cavaleiro and Aleksandar Mitrovic signing a new deal to remain at Craven Cottage.

Fulham are 8.50 to win the Championship title this season, while they are 3.20 to gain promotion.

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