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Fulham have converted Anthony Knockaert’s season-long loan deal from Brighton and Hove Albion into a permanent move, the club confirmed this morning.

Knockaert has signed a three-year contract at Craven Cottage with Fulham holding a further year’s option. The winger told the club’s official website:

“I’m happy to continue the adventure with Fulham for three more years. I’m really excited for the remainder of this season and hopefully we can achieve our goal of being promoted to the Premier League. I’ve had a good time here since I joined the Club and I’m looking forward to the future.”

Director of football Tony Khan added:

“I’m pleased to announce that we’ve exercised our option to convert Anthony Knockaert’s loan agreement to a permanent, and now Anthony will be with us at Fulham for the future! Anthony has become important to our squad since his arrival. Our loan deal with Brighton expired this month, and exercising our option ensures that Anthony will be with us for the remainder of our push for promotion this season and beyond!

Anthony plays hard at both ends, and he brings great quality and competitiveness to our squad. He’s scored and assisted important goals for us, and last night he made a huge block in stoppage time in our win at Nottingham Forest; I’m thrilled Anthony’s staying with us! Come on Fulham!”