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Fulham sign Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic

last updated Friday 01st February 2019, 9:07 AM

Fulham Football Club

Winger Lazar Markovic Fulham have pulled off the signing of Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic in the final moments of Deadline Day.

The Serbian will bring an end to his days on Merseyside, and remain in the Premier League with the Cottagers.

Fulham lodged a deal sheet for the player with the Premier League just before the 11pm deadline in the hope of pushing through the move, which they managed to successfully.

Liverpool will recoup around £1.7m in wages and fees for the 24-year-old according toSky Sports News.

Markovic, who signed for the Reds in a £20m deal from Benfica in July 2014, was due to be out of contract in the summer.

Since falling out of favour at Liverpool, Markovic had loan spells at a series of clubs, including Hull City, Fenerbahce and Sporting Lisbon.

Fulham FC ststement
The Club is delighted to confirm the free transfer signing of 24-year-old winger Lazar Markovic from Liverpool on a deal until the end of the season.

Fulham received very good recommendations from Aleksandar Mitrovic regarding the player.

Markovic made his breakthrough at Partizan Belgrade where he was a teammate of Mitrovic and named in the SuperLiga team of the season in each of his two full – and title-winning – campaigns in the first team.

His form attracted the attentions of Benfica in the summer of 2013 but he was only with the Portuguese giants for one season, as his extraordinary success in their treble-winning campaign prompted Liverpool to part with a reported £20m for his services.

Markovic made 34 appearances for the Reds in his maiden campaign with the club, before taking in four loan spells across four different countries at Fenerbahce, Sporting Lisbon, Hull City and Anderlecht.

Since making his Serbia debut in February 2012 Markovic has scored three goals in 22 outings for his country.

Tony Khan said: “Lazar Markovic is a gifted young player; we’re pleased to welcome him from Liverpool for the remainder of the season. Lazar is known as a great teammate, he has the support of our Manager, and he has the talent to strengthen our attack. Come on Fulham!”

Source SkySports
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