Fulham sign Chris Martin

last updated Thursday 01st September 2016, 11:46 AM

Fulham Football Club

Striker Chris Martin
Chris Martin
Position Striker
P.O.B. Beccles,
D.O.B 04/11/88
Height 6' 01
Last Club Derby Co
His Wiki page
Fulham have completed the signing of Derby striker Chris Martin on a season-long loan deal.

The Whites have made signing a striker a priority after the departures of Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele.

And they have moved to sign the Rams frontman in a deal that has cost the club £2.5million and the west Londoners can sign him for £9million in January if they so choose.

The 27-year-old Scotland international started his career with Norwich and scored 23 times in 48 games to help the Canaries win League One in 2010.

The striker had loan spells with Crystal Palace, Swindon and Derby in following years.

He joined the Rams in 2013 and had a prolific season with the club in his first season, helping them to the play-off final where they were beaten by QPR.

Martin's Derby tally reads 61 goals in 148 appearances for the Rams.

Fulham Football Club statement
TThe Club is delighted to confirm the signing of Chris Martin from Derby County on a season long loan.

The 27-year-old striker was born in Suffolk but is a full Scotland international, eligible because of his father. He joined Norwich City’s academy at a young age and made his debut for the first team a few months after his 18th birthday.

He quickly impressed after breaking into the Canaries’ senior side, scoring the winner on his third appearance, before netting in four consecutive Championship matches.

Martin scored 13 goals when he spent the 2008/09 season on loan at Luton Town, including at Wembley as they beat Scunthorpe United 3-2 in the Football League Trophy Final.

He returned to Norwich the following campaign, and was on target 23 times in 48 appearances as they won the League One title.

Further loan spells with Crystal Palace, Swindon Town and Derby followed, before he joined the Rams permanently in the summer of 2013. He departed Norwich having scored 34 goals in 117 outings.

His first season as a permanent Derby player was a prolific one, as he found the net 25 times as they reached the Championship Play-Off Final, where a late Bobby Zamora goal condemned them to defeat by Queens Park Rangers. Four days later he was handed his Scotland debut in a 2-2 draw with Nigeria at Craven Cottage.

Martin was also a regular scorer in the subsequent two seasons, taking his Derby County tally to 61 goals in 148 outings.

He scored his first Scotland goal in qualifying for the 2016 European Championship, and he is currently with the squad ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Malta.

Source Derby Telegraph
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