Australian under-23 international Tyrese Francois has signed a new two-year deal with Fulham, the club have confirmed this morning.

The central midfielder, whose new contract represents the perfect way to celebrate his 22nd birthday, had stalled over extending his stay at Craven Cottage whilst he considered offers from a number of leading European clubs but he has now committed his future to the Whites.

Francois, who was given his first senior start by Marco Silva last term and went on to make three further appearances, told the club’s official website:

“I’m delighted to get it over the line. I can now concentrate on my football, so I’m excited. Ever since I came to the UK, I’ve only ever been at Fulham, so it’s my home away from home.”

The Campbelltown-born midfielder joined Fulham’s academy at the age of thirteen and was the first winner of the Fulham Supporters’ Trust’s Johnny Haynes trophy for youth player of the year.