Fulham sign Cisse

by Dan on July 7, 2017

Fulham have this afternoon confirmed the signing of former Belgium under 21 international Ibrahima Cisse from Standard Liege.

The defensive midfielder, who can also play at right back, had been a longstanding Fulham target, with the club having had several bids rejected by Standard during the tail end of the January transfer window. The 23 year-old flew to London yesterday to finalise the deal after the two clubs agreed a fee and successfully completed a medical at Motspur Park.

Cisse has signed a three-year contract at Craven Cottage, with Fulham having the option of extending his deal by a further year. The powerful midfielder was considered a hugely promising youth talent in Belgium, starring for his country’s age-group sides, but has seen his senior career afflicted by injuries. He impressed for Standard Liege last season in his second spell with the club – making 27 appearances and scoring in the Europa League against Greek side Panathinaikos.

Speaking to Fulham’s official website, Cisse – who will provide serious competition to Kevin McDonald for a first team place at the base of Fulham’s midfield, said:

I am very happy to be here. It is a great opportunity at Fulham and I am looking forward to showing my qualities and what I can do.

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