Joe Bryan has agreed terms with Fulham over a new ‘long-term contract’ to keep him at Craven Cottage, according to a report in the Athletic this morning.
The former Bristol City left-back, who memorably scored twice in Fulham’s extra-time play-off final victory over Brentford at Wembley last month, had been heavily linked with a move away throughout the summer. A number of Premier League sides were rumoured to be interested in signing the 26 year-old, including Leeds United, West Brom, Leicester City and Newcastle United. They believed they might be able to tempt Fulham into selling their first-choice left back following Antonee Robinson’s move from Wigan Athletic, but Scott Parker made it clear that he wanted to keep Bryan at the club.
Bryan, who has made 81 appearances for the Whites since signing from Bristol City for around £6m in August 2018, started Fulham’s 3-0 defeat at the hands of Arsenal on Saturday and was keen to commit his future to the Cottagers. The attacking full-back had two years to run on his previous deal and this move is consistent with Fulham’s desire to reward their promotion heroes for their efforts in returning to the top flight at the first time of asking.