Sean Davis has performed a U-turn and stated a willingness to play for Fulham again to the delight of manager Chris Coleman.
The England under-21 midfielder looked certain to move to Everton in a deal worth £3.5m but the Merseysiders pulled out of the deal at the eleventh hour when Davis could not complete a medical after picking up an injury during pre-season. He had originally cited the club’s ‘lack of ambition’ as the reason behind his request and implied that staying with Fulham would impede his international call-ups, to date limited to a call-up to Sven-Goran Eriksson’s squad for the friendly against Argentina last February.
“During the time I have been recovering from my injury I have had the opportunity to discuss my future with the manager,” he said. “He has made it clear to me that not only does he see me as an important part of his plans but I also believe the club can move forward. I think that because I had been here for a long time, I felt I needed to move or be part of another club to realise my ambitions as a player. I now think that I can realise those same ambitions here at Fulham.”
“I have spoken at length with Sean and I am convinced that he will give me and the squad 100% commitment,” Coleman added. “He is eager to sign an extension on his contract with us to prove his loyalty to the club and to the fans. I am now looking forward to seeing a continuation of the hard work and dedication from the player which, knowing Sean, I am sure I will get.”