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Alphonse Areola joins Fulham

last updated Wednesday 09th September 2020, 11:19 PM

Fulham Football Club

	Goalkeeper Alphonse Areola
Alphonse Areola
Position Goalkeeper
P.O.B. Paris,
D.O.B 27:02:93
Height 6' 05
Last Club Paris
Saint Germain
His Wiki page
Alphonse Areola has joined Fulham on a season-long loan from Pars Saint-Germain.

The French keeper spent last season providing back-up for Real Madrid No1 Thibaut Courtois, 28.

But having returned to PSG, the Ligue 1 champions had no plans to keep him.

It sparked a transfer pursuit with Arsenal said to be interested in the stopper.

But Areola, 27, will instead head to West London, with Fulham having the option to make the deal permanent.

Fulham FC statement:
The Club is delighted to announce the signing of Alphonse Areola on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.

The goalkeeper will remain at Craven Cottage for the duration of the 2020/21 season, with Fulham holding an option to make the move permanent.

After the deal was finalised, Areola told FFCtv: “I am very happy everything is done. Scott Parker called me and I had a good feeling. He said he really wanted me.

“Fulham is a historic club in London and I have heard a lot about the stadium.

“I hope this season will be a good one for us. I want to bring my energy and do everything for this team to keep us where we belong to be.”

Tony Khan added: “I’m thrilled to welcome Alphonse Areola to our Fulham family! Alphonse has experience at the very highest level, as he’s played in France’s national team, won the league title with PSG, had success at RC Lens, Bastia and with Villarreal, and most recently he played for Real Madrid as they won La Liga last season.

“We’re excited that he’s joining us, and he’ll be an excellent addition to our squad as for our Premier League campaign ahead! Come on Fulham!”

Source Jack Figg at The Sun
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