Blimey that was quick. Damien Duff is now a Fulham player. Excellent.
The undisclosed fee has widely been reported as £4m, but Fulham generally don’t disclose fees these days. A three-year contract should mean we can see the best of him before it comes up for renewal. While Duff hasn’t been back at his pre-Chelsea post during his injury-ravaged years at Newcastle, I’m actually feeling excited about this signing.
The man himself seems pretty happy too:
I am happy that my move to Fulham has been completed and look forward to joining in with the rest of the squad’s training programme immediately, in preparation for two important home matches this week. Fulham had a fantastic season last year and I know that having spoken to the manager in recent days that the Club’s ambitions remain high and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead.
Roy’s chuffed as well:
I am delighted to add a player of Damien Duff’s calibre to our squad, and welcome the further midfield options he provides us with. I have known Damien for over a decade since he broke into the first team at Blackburn when I was Manager, so I’m fully aware of his qualities and I am looking forward to working with him again