Simon Davies has signed for Fulham after the Whites finally agreed a fee with Everton for the Welsh international, believed to be in the region of £3m.
The 27 year-old midfielder has agreed a three year contract at Craven Cottage bringing to an end his 18-month spell at Goodison Park. Davies joined Everton from Tottenham for £3.5m in 2005 and made 53 appearances, scoring a single goal. He signed off with a man-of-the-match display as David Moyes’ side won 2-0 at Wigan.
The former Peterborough winger spoke of his delight at being able to work with Fulham manager Chris Coleman.
“I’m really happy to have joined Fulham as Chris is a manager I know and admire very much. I think the style of play that he has developed here will suit my game. I’ve wanted to come back to London for a while now so it’s a good move for me, and I’m eager to train hard and contribute as much as I can to the rest of the season’s campaign.
Coleman said he was pleased to add another midfielder to Fulham’s squad given the injuries that have severely limited his options in the middle of the park.
“I am delighted that we have eventually bought Simon to Fulham, as I think he will fit in really well here. Simon is a player I have admired for a long time and obviously I know him well because of the Welsh national team. He is a versatile player; he can play centre midfield, wide right, and right back, so we have the option of utilising him in a number of positions. He is a very good passer of the ball with a great engine. He’s at a good age, and I think his best years are still to come, and I am confident that he will do well for us.”