Aboubakar Kamara has told L’Equipe that is he is very excited following his big-money move to Fulham.
The 22 year-old striker was officially announced as the Whites’ latest summer signing this afternoon and has been speaking to the French sports newspaper about how the move from Amiens, who he helped to win promotion to Ligue 1 last season, came about. He told L’Equipe:
I knew for a while that Fulham were interested, but I didn’t let it get into my head. I kept my feet on the ground. On Thursday after training, my brother came to see me and told me it was good. So, we went to London on Friday. It’s a good city and a good club, I liked it. I passed the medical and I was introduced to the staff and the players. I was well received even though don’t speak English – except for a few words – but it will come.
Kamara is adamant the choice to move to England for a fee that may reach around £5m was his alone and wasn’t influenced by Amiens.
Nobody pushed me away. I decided myself. There is a good thing to do in Fulham. The club is ambitious, I want to play well and score.
The striker wishes his old team-mates at Amiens all the best ahead of their historic campaign in the French top flight and feels the outcome is a good one for all parties.
I said goodbye to all my team-mates on Monday. They will have the chance to play in Ligue 1, I will get to play in England. This is positive for everyone.