Fulham are close to completing the signing of American international goalkeeper Ethan Horvath from Club Brugge, according to reports this morning.

The 26 year-old is a free agent after coming to the end of his contract in Belgium. He made 64 first team appearances during four years with FCB but played just seven games in the last two season after being usurped by former Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Horvath won three Belgian league titles after moving from Molde, where he was signed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and won the Norwegian double in 2014.

Horvath has won six senior caps for his country, famously coming off the bench to save a penalty in extra time of the CONCACAF Nations League final earlier this summer against Mexico to ensure the United States triumphed 3-2. The Colorado-born goalkeeper had been linked with a host of English clubs, including Tottenham and Huddersfield Town, but now looks set to become the latest American to make the move to Craven Cottage.

Horvath is set to battle Marek Rodak to be Marco Silva’s first-choice goalkeeper following the departure of Alphonse Areola. Fulham are reportedly looking to loan out Fabri, who has made just two first-team appearances since his arrival in 2019, for another season.