Fulham midfielder Andre Zambo Anguissa has signed a year-long extension to his Craven Cottage contract and completed a season long loan move to Napoli.

The Cameroonian international had told Marco Silva of his desire to leave Craven Cottage on the eve of the new campaign, saying he wasn’t willing to play in the Championship. Fulham had been holding out for a £20m offer for the 25 year-old midfielder, but decided to accept Napoli’s offer of a loan in order to get Anguissa’s sizeable wages off the books to ensure FFP compliance.

Anguissa was keen to join Napoli, who will have the option to purchase him permanently for around £13m at the end of his loan spell at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium. The former Marseilles midfielder has made 66 appearances for Fulham and starred on loan at Villarreal, where he moved the last time the Whites were relegated from the Premier League. He will be under contract at Craven Cottage until the end of the 2023/2024 season.