New signing Harry Wilson has told of his delight after completing a permanent move to Fulham from Liverpool yesterday.
The Welsh winger ended a sixteen-year spell at Anfield by signing an initial four-year contract at Craven Cottage this weekend after the Whites moved quickly to sign the 24 year-old for an up front fee believed to be in the region of £10m. In his first interview since sealing the transfer, Wilson shared with FFCTV his happiness at making the move to London:
“I’m delighted. From my first chat with the gaffer on the phone, I loved what he was saying and felt like he’d watched me, that he understood me as a player, and that played a massive role in me coming here. The ambition of the club to get back into the Premier League appealed to me as that’s where we all want to be. I’m hoping I can come here, have a good season and help get the club back into the Premier League.”
Wilson admitted the attraction of solidifying his future after a series of loan moves in recent years was key in his thinking as he weighed up his future following Euro 2020.
“I’ve had a few loans now. I feel like I’ve done well everywhere I’ve been but to have a permanent home – which I know I’m know I’m going to be at for a few years, at least – it’s great. For my personal life, I can get settled and I’m hoping I will enjoy my time here.”
The winger revealed that new Fulham head coach Marco Silva was a key factor in convincing him to choose Craven Cottage as his destination.
“I think it was a couple of weeks ago [that he first heard of Fulham’s interest]. I had just started my summer break and my agent told me about the interest. It was something that definitely interested me straight away. Like I said, when the new manager here called me up and explained the way he wanted to play, I felt that would suit my game. I’m hoping I’ll be able to get straight into training, get a few games under my belt and attack the season well.”
“I loved what he was saying on the phone. If you look at the teams he’s managed before, they’ve always played attractive football. That’s something we’ll look to play this season and I’m hoping I can add goals and assists to that. I’m an attacking player. I like to get on the ball, make things happen. I pride myself on my numbers – my goals and my assists – and hopefully I can bring a lot of them throughout the season.