Two of Lawrie Sanchez’s signings have left the club.
Plenty of Fulham fans will be happy to see the back of Lee Cook, our very own version of the invisible man. We signed him last summer for £2.5m from his beloved QPR, to whom he gave his signing on fee to save them from more money trouble, and the only time we saw him pull on a white shirt was in a half-hearted effort during a pre-season friendly at Loftus Road. Injuries prevented him from playing for Sanchez before the manager was sacked and Roy Hodgson obviously didn’t fancy the left winger – sending him on loan to Charlton last season and then back to QPR. Rangers are now celebrating the return of their prodigal son having got him back for a fee believed to be around £850,000. Good riddance I say.
Another left winger, Hameur Bouazza, has also moved on, although this time on loan. He had already been loaned out to struggling Charlton but a clause in the deal allowed him to move on during the January transfer window. Bouazza, who has largely flattered to deserve during his year and a bit at Fulham, decided to excerise their right and has joined promotion chasing Birmingham City. I wonder whether we’ll ever see him in a white shirt again.