New Fulham signing Jozabed says he is delighted to have finally joined the Championship club, after completing his protracted switch from Rayo Vallecano earlier this afternoon.
The 25 year-old, who starred during his old side’s final season in La Liga last year, told Fulham’s official website that he was keen to move to London once he heard of the club’s initial interest in his services.
Thank you very much for the lovely welcome. I’m very happy to join Fulham. It is a new experience for me and to be playing for such a historical English club is a real honour.
When I heard the club was interested in me I was very pleased. To be a football player and to hear that a big club is interested in you, it was a real privilege. This move creates new dreams and hopes for me and for my career. Fulham is a big club and I knew it from their Europa League campaign.
Jozabed is excited to play outside of Spain for the first time in his career and, after a couple of initial training sessions at Motspur Park, feels he will fit well into Slavisa Jokanovic’s plans.
I consider myself a technical player. I like to have the ball at my feet and help the team in anyway I can. I like to dictate the game and I hope I can do a great job for the fans. It is a new League and a new way of playing the game. Having taken part in training and spoken to the gaffer I can see the style we want to play and I think I will fit in.
I am looking forward to it. I hope to play for Fulham in a similar way to how I did in La Liga with a high passing rate and quick forward movement. I play anywhere in the centre of midfield or slightly forward. Last year I played in a more attacking role, just behind the striker. It was new for me and I did well, and scored a few goals.
I adapted well and feel comfortable to play here. I am comfortable as long as I can contribute to the team effort and keep movement positive.
Fulham’s ninth summer signing freely admits that his English is poor and he knows little about London, but hopes to have to quick integration into the first team squad.
I don’t know anything about London. But the club is going to help me settle in and show me about. My English isn’t great at the moment but I hope to get better. It’s really good that the coaching team here speak Spanish. The language barrier won’t be so big. I am just happy to be here and to get on with the job.