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Fulham winger Neeskens Kebano signs contract extension

last updated Wednesday 05th August 2020, 9:24 PM

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Fulham winger Neeskens Kebano has agreed a two-year contract extension following the Cottagers' promotion to the Premier League.

Scott Parker's side sealed an immediate return to the top flight with victory over Brentford in Tuesday's Sky Bet Championship play-off final.

Kebano has been a key player for Fulham in the latter stages of the season, scoring five goals in his last five games including a free-kick in the semi-final win over Cardiff.

The 28-year-old has now committed to the club until the end of the 2021-22 season.

Kebano netted in both legs of the play-off semi-final tie against Cardiff City, and started Tuesday's Championship play-off final against Brentford, which Fulham won 2-1 after extra time.

Kebano played 81 minutes of the play-off final at Wembley before being hauled off for Anthony Knockheart with the scores tied at 0-0.

A brace from Whites defender Joe Bryan in extra-time put Fulham into the Premier League at the expense of west London rivals Brentford, who scored a last-minute consolation through Henrik Dalsgaard.

The 28-year-old moved to Craven Cottage in 2016 from Belgian side Genk for an undisclosed fee and has made 89 appearances for the club, scoring 14 goals.

During Fulham's most recent season in the Premier League, Kebano made just seven appearances all term and will be hoping for in the 2020-21 campaign, which begins on September 12. We are delighted to announce that Neeskens Kebano has agreed a contract extension. The winger has put pen to paper on a new deal that keeps him at Fulham until the end of the 2021/22 season, with the Club holding an option to extend by a further year.

Fulham FC statement
As popular in the dressing room as he is with the fans, 28-year-old Kebano was in wonderful form as the Whites won promotion, scoring brilliant goals against Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan Athletic and Cardiff City.

In scoring free-kicks in three consecutive matches, he became the first player in the top four divisions to do so since Wayne Rooney managed it for Manchester United seven years ago.

He is also one of a number of players to have won promotion twice with Fulham.

After signing his extension, Kebano said: “First of all, I’d like to thank the Club for giving me this opportunity to extend my contract. It has been a long journey since we started the season, we have been playing for over a year. We’ve been working very hard which has paid off with promotion to the Premier League.

“I’m delighted for the team, the staff and the supporters, we’ve remained together which has brought us to where we are now. I have a lot of affection for this Club, for the fans, so it’s natural this decision to sign a contract when this opportunity was offered to me, and I’m very happy to be here for a couple of more seasons.

Tony Khan added: “I’m so glad to announce that Fulham FC has agreed a contract extension with Neeskens Kebano.

“Neeskens has been at Fulham for four seasons, joining the Club in my first season as Director of Football, and he’s made great contributions for Fulham in two Premier League promotions, particularly during our great run since the restart these past several weeks, scoring five in four matches including a wonderful pair of goals in the Play-Off Semi-Final, one in each leg, to help the Club reach the Final again, where he started yesterday in our incredible win at Wembley!

“Congratulations to Neeskens, I’m so happy for him, and all of us at the Club are so grateful for his contributions to our return to the Premier League!

“Come on Fulham!”

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