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Fulham take Pembridge

last updated Monday 01st September 2003, 1:00 PM
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Mark Pembridge
Position midfielder
DOB 29/11/70
P.O.B. Merthyr Tydfil
Height 5' 7"
Club Everton
Fulham boss Chris Coleman has signed former Wales team-mate Mark Pembridge from Everton for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £500,000. The 32-year-old midfielder has agreed a two-year deal with an option to extend it for a third year.

The Cottagers have been keen to sign a midfielder since they agreed to sell Sean Davis, although his move to Everton collapsed when he failed a medical, and the deal for Pembridge comes just days after Claudio Reyna pulled out a move to Loftus Road at the last minute.

Fulham FC stated;
Fulham Football Club has today announced the signing of Welsh International Mark Pembridge from Everton on a two year deal with an option for a third year extension; for an undisclosed fee.

The 32 year-old midfielder, born in Merthyr Tydfil, signed for Everton in 1999 from Portuguese giants Benfica. A left-sided player, Mark is known for being a terrific striker and crosser of the ball and his tenacious like work-rate makes him a firm favourite with supporters. This morning Pembridge commented:

'Having spoken to Chris Coleman and other officials at the Club, I know that I have made the right decision in coming to Fulham. There is a good spirit around the place and I like the style of football that Chris plays. I am sure that I will be able to add to the squad and I am very much looking forward to joining this season's campaign.'

Chris Coleman said:
'Obviously I know Mark very well because of the Welsh national team. He is renowned for his solid performances in midfield and is very well respected by both club and country. I have every confidence that he will be a fine addition to the squad and I am positive he can make a great contribution to our season.'
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