Fulham have had a £5.4m offer for Besiktas goalkeeper Fabri accepted, according to reports in Turkey this afternoon.
Turkish sports newspaper Fanatik claims that the Black Eagles have accepted an improved offer from the Premier League side for their 30 year-old goalkeeper and already began the task of recruiting a replacement. The Spanish custodian has been heavily linked with a move this summer as he entered the last year of his Besiktas contract and it appears as Fulham have won the race for his signature. The Whites had previously had two lower bids for Fabri rejected.
Fabri was the star of the Besiktas side that surprisingly topped their Champions’ League group last season – making a series of fine saves as the Turkish outfit went through the entire group phrase unbeaten. He had an immediate impact after moving from Deportivo La Coruna, winning the Turkish league in his first season at his new club. He has kept 27 clean sheets in 87 appearances for Beskitas, conceding 94 goals.
Fulham have moved quickly to sign an experienced goalkeeper after selling David Button to Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday. Fabri is expected to challenge current number one Marcus Bettinelli for the first-team spot as Fulham prepare for their first top flight season in four years and he has previously worked with the club’s Spanish goalkeeping Jose Sambade, who was with the Istanbul giants when the pair won the club’s first league title in thirteen years.