Spanish goalkeeper Fabri is having a medical at Fulham today ahead of his proposed move from Besiktas.
Fulham and the Turkish club have agreed a fee of just over £5m for the experienced goalkeeper and Fabri has revealed to Turkish journalists that he has successfully finalised personal terms with the Premier League new boys. Fabri flew to London yesterday and was spotted at Fulham’s Motspur Park training ground earlier today. The 30 year-old goalkeeper has been recommended by Fulham by their goalkeeping coach Jose Sambede, who has worked with him at Besiktas and Deportivo La Coruna. He will battle Marcus Bettinelli, who established himself as Slavisa Jokanovic’s first choice goalkeeper during the second half of last season, for the number one shirt at Craven Cottage.
Fulham moved quickly to secure an experienced goalkeeper after allowing David Button to join Brighton and Hove Albion last week. Fabri quickly became a popular figure with the Besiktas fans after helping the club win their first domestic title in thirteen years in his first season in Istanbul. He then starred as the Turkish club sprung a major surprise by topping their Champions’ League qualifying group last season. Fabri kept 27 clean sheets in 87 appearances for Beskitas, conceding 94 goals. He has the highest save percentage – almost 75% – of any goalkeeper in the Super Lig since making his debut for Besiktas in August 2016.
He will shortly become Fulham’s third summer signing since the Whites won promotion back to the top flight, joining French pair Jean-Michael Seri and Maxime Le Marchand in making the move to west London.