Young Welsh starlet Luke Harris has committed his future to Fulham this afternoon by signing his first professional contract that will keep him at Craven Cottage until 2025.

The seventeen year-old attacking midfielder, who celebrated his first senior call-up to the Wales squad this week with a goal in the under 21’s Premier League Cup victory over Hull City, has been on the target lists of most English and European clubs since bursting on the scene shortly after moving to Motspur Park from Guernsey as a ten year old in 2014.

Harris helped Fulham’s under 18s win the Premier League south title for the second successive year in his first season with the club and was fast-tracked into the under-23 set-up under Steve Wigley. He scored on his debut at Sunderland and has found the net seventeen times in 23 games for the under 23s and under 21s – with the age-group reorganisation coming at the start of this season.

The talented teenager, who made his senior debut for the Whites against Crawley Town in the League Cup last month, told Fulham’s website this afternoon:

“I’m really pleased to extend my time here at Fulham having been here from a young age. I couldn’t have done it without my parents who sacrificed a lot for me, driving me away on the weekends as a young kid, so they deserve a lot of credit. I’m enjoying my football and I’m very excited for what lies ahead. The club means a lot to me and my family. I’m grateful to Fulham as they’ve given me opportunities and helped me progress from the academy right through to the first team.

I’m very happy to be part of the first team and I’m really enjoying training with Marco, the staff and the players. I’ve settled in well and will continue to work and stay focused. It’s great to see that there’s a pathway for young footballers at Fulham, which gives me belief that I will get a chance to show what I can do.”