Lasse Vigen Christensen has extended his Fulham contract by a further twelve months – keeping him at Craven Cottage until the summer of 2018.

The Danish under-21 international’s current deal with Fulham was due to expire at the end of this season and the club had been in talks with his representatives for some time. Christensen, who has come through the club’s academy set up to star in the first team, had previously been linked with a move to Aston Villa when the Midlands side were in the Premier League. He shot to prominence under previous Fulham manager Kit Symons, and was voted as the fans’ third best player of the season during his first year in the senior side.

Christensen, whose versatility means he can play in front of the back, in central midfield or wide, has scored six times in 55 appearances for the Whites and was part of the Under 18 side that reached the FA Youth Cup final back in 2014.