England international Bobby Zamora has signed a new four-year contract with Fulham. Hot on the heels of Dickson Etuhu’s new deal, this is a clear statement of intent that Mark Hughes intends to hold onto his best players.

Zamora, who made his England debut in August after a fine season with Fulham last year, had a year to run on his existing contract at Craven Cottage. The new deal will see Zamora remain with the Whites until the summer of 2014 and Hughes is delighted to have secured his main striker’s long-term future.

We’re delighted that Bobby has signed. It was important to tie him down to a new contract. Bobby’s a focal point of what we’re trying to do here and is an important figure in the team and dressing room.

This new contract is just reward for his efforts in recent times. He’s playing exceptionally well at the moment.

I’ve been very impressed in the short time I’ve worked with him. I quickly came to understand the quality he has.