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Fulham's Play-off final hero Joe Bryan signs new contract

last updated Monday 14th September 2020, 1:30 PM

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Playoff final hero Joe Bryan has signed a new contract with Fulham until 2023.

The full-back scored both goals as Fulham beat Brentford in the Championship play-off final last month to secure promotion back to the Premier League.

Bryan has since been linked with a move away, though, with Leeds United and Leicester City credited with an interest in him.

The 26-year-old, however, has ended that transfer talk by signing a new contract until 2023, with Fulham having the option to extend the deal by a further 12 months.

Fulham FC statement
We are pleased to announce that Joe Bryan has agreed a contract extension, keeping him at Fulham until the summer of 2023.

The Club also holds an option to extend the deal by a further 12 months.

“I’m obviously delighted to commit a couple more years to the Club,” Bryan said. “We’re in the Premier League now so it’s nice to be able to give myself more time to develop and prove myself as a Premier League player.

“We came together as a team last year and it was nice to be able to repay a bit of the faith that the Club and supporters have shown in me during my time here, by helping the Club back into this league.

“Now it’s about improvement and making the step up again, to try and become an established Premier League team.”

Tony Khan also commented: “I’m thrilled to announce that we’ve signed Joe Bryan to a contract extension! Joe has made many great contributions at Fulham, but his greatest contributions were at Wembley Stadium as in spectacular fashion he scored both of our goals in our PlayOff Final win.

“Joe is still a young player and we believe that Joe’s best football is ahead of him, and I’m excited to extend his stay with us. Come on Fulham.”

Bryan arrived at Craven Cottage on deadline day ahead of our previous Premier League campaign, and has now racked up 79 appearances in his two years at the Club.

He was an integral performer in our promotion back to the top flight last season, providing a regular stream of assists from left-back, predominantly for Aleksandar Mitrovi, and was named in the Championship Team of the Year alongside Mitro.

But it was last month when Bryan wrote himself into the Fulham history books, scoring both goals in the 2020 Championship Play-Off Final to win promotion for his side at the expense of local rivals Brentford.

His free-kick to open the scoring at Wembley ended up winning the Club’s Goal of the Season vote by a landslide, while he also came fifth in our Player of the Season ballot.

Source Alex Young at Evening Standard
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