Teenage winger Lemar Gordon has signed his first professional contract with Fulham, the Premier League club have confirmed this afternoon.
The seventeen year-old starlet, who moved to Motspur Park aged nine after Brentford took the decision to shut their academy programme, has made a strong impression at under-18 level since scoring on his debut at Stoke in September 2021. The left winger has scored twelve goals in 42 appearances at this age group and was rewarded with an under-21 debut earlier this season.
Ealing-born Gordon told Fulham’s official website this afternoon:
“I’m feeling really happy to have been offered my first professional contract at Fulham Football Club. I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time and I’m so grateful that my journey will continue here. The club feels like home. I’ve been here since the end of Under-10s and they have played a big part in my development as a player and as a person.
“It was a very proud moment for me and my family. I had a meeting that I had to go to before a training session and they told me the news. I was buzzing! My aim for the next year is to start playing with the under-21s and then I’ll be working hard to break into the first team. For me to do this, I have to consistently produce on the pitch.”
Fulham’s academy director, Sean Cullen, added:
“This is a fantastic moment for Lemar and his family, and comes as a reward for his hard work and commitment to the programme. The challenge for Lemar now is to show that he’s ready for the next step in his journey.”