Fulham have confirmed the capture of Juventus midfielder Kristian Šekularac this morning.

The eighteen year-old, comfortable anywhere in the middle of the park, returns to London where he was born to be part of Steve Wigley’s under-21 side. Šekularac – a Swiss under-19 international – progressed through the Servette youth academy before signing for Juventus in January 2020. He made 23 appearances for Juve’s youth sides last season, but he is delighted to have finalised a move to Fulham.

Šekularac told the club’s official website: “I’m feeling great and I’m super excited to join this club. I’ve admired Fulham for a very long time and I can’t wait to crack on and start playing games. I’ve met most of the lads and they seem like a really great group. They’ve been really welcoming. I’ve also met pretty much all the staff so I can’t complain.

The creative midfielder says Fulham’s promotion to the PL2 top flight was a big factor in persuading him to sign for the Whites.

“That was a huge thing for me. It’s a great bonus to be able to play the best of the best and we look forward to testing ourselves. I can’t wait to begin.”

Fulham’s academy director Mike Cave added: “I’m delighted that Kristian has agreed to join us. He’s a technically outstanding midfielder and will bring great experience from his time at Juventus. He will no doubt be a key contributor initially for the Under-21s, as they return to PL2 Division One.”