Promising American midfielder Luca de la Torre has signed a new contract with Fulham – which will keep him at Craven Cottage until the summer of 2020.

The Texan attacking midfielder is considered one of the finest products to come through the Motspur Park academy in recent seasons and starred on his introduction to the first team last season. De la Torre made his debut in the League Cup during the first round victory at Leyton Orient and was an influential substitute as Slavisa Jokanovic’s side put out Premier League Middlesbrough the following month.

The 19 year-old, who helped the USA’s Under-20 side win their first ever CONCAF championship back in January, told Fulham’s official website of his delight at extending his stay in SW6:

It’s a great feeling. I’ve been at this club for a few years now and it definitely feels like home for me. There are a lot of opportunities for me this year to play well for both Fulham and the USA, and I’m looking forward to grabbing the opportunity with both hands.

He is hoping to make a significant impact again this term after recovering from an untimely injury.

I was a bit unlucky at the beginning of the season, I was injured during pre-season and I’ve been out since but now I’m back in training so hopefully it’s onwards and upwards from here.