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Fulham sign striker Martell Taylor-Crossdale

last updated Sunday 14th July 2019, 4:29 PM

Fulham Football Club

Striker Martell Taylor-Crossdale
Martell Taylor-Crossdale
Position Striker
P.O.B. London,
D.O.B 26:12:99
Height 6' 01
Last Club Chelsea
Fulham have signed Martell Taylor-Crossdale on a two-year deal.

The 19-year old striker , whose Chelsea contract had expired, was set for a move to Hoffenheim.

Terms were agreed with the German club but Taylor-Crossdale opted to stay in west London after Fulham made him an offer.

Chelsea were ready to offer him a new contract but decided to let him go in light of interest from other clubs.

He was a member of the England Under-18 team which won the Toulon Tournament in 2017 and has represented his country at other age levels.

Fulham FC statement
The Club are pleased to announce the signing of forward Martell Taylor-Crossdale on a two-year deal from our South West London neighbours Chelsea following the expiry of his contract.

The 19-year-old arrives at the Whites boasting an impressive goalscoring record at youth level, including the golden boot in the Under-18 Premier League 16/17 season.

Part of the England Under-18s squad that lifted the Toulon Tournament Trophy in 2017, the striker also netted a hat-trick against Fulham in the 6-0 FA Youth Cup defeat.

Following the acquisition of the prolific East Londoner, Academy Director Huw Jennings said: “We are delighted to secure the services of Martell.

He has been a prolific goal scorer at youth level for Chelsea and joins us with the opportunity to develop his career at Fulham from this solid base.”

Taylor-Crossdale will initially link up with Mark Pembridge and Colin Omogbehin in the Under-23s squad after fighting off stern competition from other clubs for his signature.

Speaking to fulhamfc.com after arriving, Taylor-Crossdale said: "I'm ready to go here and show everyone what I can do.

I felt coming here presented the perfect opportunity to push into the first team. I had a look at the pathway into the first team and I'm hopeful I can breakthrough to impress the manager.

"I'm a player who likes to run in-behind. I'm good in the box and know where the net is, I hope I can score lots of goals for Fulham."

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