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Re: Friday Fulham Stuff (06/07/18)...
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2018, 06:56:17 AM »

Cairney signs new five-year Fulham contract
by Dan on July 5, 2018

Tom Cairney has signed a new five-year contract with Fulham, the club have confirmed this evening.

The Scottish international, who scored the goal that secured the Whites’ return to the Premier League in the Championship play-off final defeat of Aston Villa, will now be contracted to the London club until the summer of 2023. The Fulham captain, who has become a firm favourite of the fans since signing from Blackburn Rovers in July 2015, has made 130 senior appearances for the club, scoring 28 goals.

Cairney, who had been heavily linked with moves to West Ham United and Newcastle United during the January transfer window, played a key role in Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League, despite struggling with a troublesome knee injury for much of the campaign. The 27 year-old told the club’s official website of his delight after agreeing his new deal:

    I’m obviously delighted to extend my contract, it’s all I’ve wanted to do, and I’m just buzzing to get the season under way. Premier League football is back at the Cottage, and it’s great to be part of the squad that got us there again.

Fulham’s vice chairman and head of football operations, Tony Khan, commented:

    We are very excited that we’ve signed a contract extension for Fulham Football Club’s Captain Tom Cairney. Based on our achievements in Tom’s time as our skipper, and his contributions to our great success last season, it’s an honour and a pleasure to announce that Tom will remain with us at Craven Cottage for what will be a bright future.



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Re: Friday Fulham Stuff (06/07/18)...
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2018, 07:02:06 AM »
 
Tom Cairney: Fulham captain signs new five-year deal


Cairney's goal at Wembley saw Fulham win promotion to the Premier League

Fulham captain Tom Cairney has agreed a new five-year deal with the club, keeping the midfielder at Craven Cottage until 2023.

Cairney, 27, joined the Cottagers from Blackburn three years ago and has since scored 27 goals in 130 appearances.

In May, he scored the only goal of the Championship play-off final as Fulham beat Aston Villa to win promotion to the Premier League.

"I'm obviously delighted to extend my contract," Cairney said.

"It's all I've wanted to do, and I'm just buzzing to get the season under way.

"Premier League football is back at the Cottage, and it's great to be part of the squad that got us there again."



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Re: Friday Fulham Stuff (06/07/18)...
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2018, 07:05:38 AM »
 
Reported Fulham target Mateo Musacchio would be a very shrewd signing for the Cottagers

Fulham have reportedly made a bid for the AC Milan defender.

According to a report from well known football expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Fulham have made a bid for AC Milan centre-back Mateo Musacchio, and the Argentine would be a superb signing for the Cottagers, if they do in fact manage to get a deal for the defender over the line.

Musacchio joined Milan from Villarreal in the summer of 2017, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £15.9 million, and he has since gone on to make 22 appearances for the Rossoneri.

The 27-year-old is extensively experienced in playing at the very highest level for such a prolonged period of time in Argentina, Spain and now Italy.

His style of play is quintessentially South American in the sense that he is tenacious, aggressive, and always throws his body on the line for the cause.

Musacchio would bring a certain level of defensive nouse and know-how to the Fulham side - something that they will undoubtedly need in the Premier League this season.

Quite how much the Cottagers have bid for the Argentine is unclear, but considering the fact that he is not a guaranteed starter at the San Siro, they surely have every chance of tempting the Italian giants into selling.

And if Slaviša Jokanović manages to bring the experienced centre-back to Craven Cottage this summer, it could turn out to be a signing of real significance for Fulham.



http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/07/05/reported-fulham-target-mateo-musacchio-would-be-a-very-shrewd-si/


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Re: Friday Fulham Stuff (06/07/18)...
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2018, 07:09:14 AM »
 
Fulham looking to sign Mateo Musacchio from AC Milan



Fulham are hoping to sign the Argentine defender Mateo Musacchio this summer.

According to the Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the London club have already submitted an offer to sign the AC Milan player.

The Italian outfit are looking to sell some of their players this summer and Musacchio could be on his way out. The 27-year-old failed to make an impression last season because of his injury problems.

Musacchio joined AC Milan from Villarreal 12 months ago. Lack of fitness and game time cost him his place in Argentina’s World Cup squad as well.

If he can regain his form and confidence, he could prove to be a very good signing for Fulham. In terms of ability, the Argentine is a very good ball playing defender who would suit Jokanovic’s style of football.

The 27-year-old could totally transform Fulham’s defence next season.

It will be interesting to see whether Fulham can agree on a deal with Milan now. The Italian club are under financial pressure right now and that could be a major advantage for the English club.



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Re: Friday Fulham Stuff (06/07/18)...
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2018, 07:33:26 AM »
 
All you need to know about Ozan Tufan - the midfielder linked with Palace, Fulham and West Brom

Palace and Fulham have been linked with Fenerbahce midfielder this summer

He has been heavily linked with a move to England, with Crystal Palace, Fulham and West Brom all reportedly interested in signing Turkish international midfielder Ozan Tufan.

Indeed, reports in Turkey this week suggest that Palace have made a bid of £2.5m to sign the midfielder, who currently plays for Fenerbahce.

But what do you know of the midfielder, who has 31 caps at senior international level for Turkey?

We take a look at the 23-year-old, below.

Bright start

Born in Orhaneli, Bursa in 1995, Tufan started out at Bursapor in 2005, spending his youth career at the club, before signing his first professional deal in 2012 and making his senior debut in the Turkish Super Lig in a 2-2 draw with Genclerbirligi in May 2013.

Having played for Turkey at U17 and U18 level, he was part of the Turkey U19 team that won the silver medal at the 2013 Mediterranean Games and then represented his country at the European U19 Championship in the summer of 2013.

The following season, he started to feature more regularly for Bursaspor, and earned his first call up to Turkey's national side, making his senior debut in May 2014 against Ireland.

He then continued to progress the following season, scoring his first international goal in a 2-1 win against Denmark in September 2014.

Tufan established himself as a key man at Bursapor in 2014/15, making 32 appearances in all competitions.

Moving on and arriving on the European stage

Tufan's performances for Bursaspor and Turkey attracted attention from other clubs, with Fenerbahce moving to sign the versatile 20-year-old, who can play in defence or midfield, in the summer of 2015.

And he quickly established himself at Fenerbahce, making 35 appearances in his first season at the club, which included featuring in the Europa League.


 Ozan Tufan pictured in action for Turkey at the European Championships in 2016. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Tufan also helped Turkey qualify for the European Championships and featured in all three matches at the tournament in France, scoring in Turkey's 2-0 win against the Czech Republic; his second international goal.

The midfielder then played another 25 times for Fenerbahce the following season, and scored two further goals for Turkey in World Cup qualifiers against Ukraine and Kosovo.

A lack of action

Last season was a different story for Tufan, who started the season as a regular for Fenerbahce, but fell out of favour with manager Aykut Kocaman, and did not feature for the Istanbul giants after November.

In total, he only played 13 games last season, including four for Turkey to take his number of caps to 31.

However, he has not played a competitive fixture since a 3-2 defeat for Turkey in an international match with Albania, with the national team failing to qualify for the World Cup and Tufan not featuring in recent friendlies in 2018.

Fenerbahce have since changed their manager, and reports in Turkey suggest that Tufan has been hard at work in pre-season as he looks to impress new boss Philippe Cocu.

But the reports also suggest that Fenerbahce could consider offers for the 23-year-old midfielder, with Palace, Fulham and West Brom all now said to be interested.



https://www.football.london/crystal-palace-fc/transfer-news/need-to-know-ozan-tufan-14871713

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Re: Friday Fulham Stuff (06/07/18)...
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2018, 07:37:43 AM »
 
'It's all I've wanted to do' - Tom Cairney speaks out about signing his new 5-year Fulham deal

He is delighted to finally put an end to speculation over his future

Fulham fans can breathe a sigh of relief over the news that captain Tom Cairney is staying put at Craven Cottage this summer with a new five-year deal.

A host of Premier League clubs, including West Ham United, had shown an interest in the the 27-year-old playmaker, who was named as the club's player of the year in 2017.

His talents have also been recognised by the wider football world with the former Hull City and Blackburn Rovers midfielder included in the PFA Team of the Year in the Championship in 2017 and 2018.

Cairney can now look forward to leading Fulham into their first campaign in the Premier League since suffering relegation in 2014, having fired home the match-winning goal in the 2018 play-off final against Aston Villa.

The Scotland international was named man of the match at Wembley Stadium and will continue to be the creative fulcrum of Slavisa Jokanovic's side.


 Tom Cairney celebrates after scoring for Fulham against Leeds United in March 2017. (Image: Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Speaking ahead of the contract announcement, the ex-Leeds United academy graduate told Fulham's official website:

"I'm obviously delighted to extend my contract, it's all I've wanted to do, and I'm just buzzing to get the season under way.

"Premier League football is back at the Cottage, and it's great to be part of the squad that got us there again."

Last season, Cairney scored six goals and bagged five assists following a stand-out season in 2016/17 that saw him dominate the Championship as an all-action attacking midfielder hitting the back of the net 13 times and setting up his teammates on 10 other occasions.

His new deal runs to 2023 but includes an option for a further year to enable the Cottagers to plan for a future in the English top flight that extends beyond the next Premier League season.



https://www.football.london/fulham-fc/its-ive-wanted-do-tom-14872457


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Re: Friday Fulham Stuff (06/07/18)...
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2018, 07:53:09 AM »

2018 Fulham Player Reviews: Rui Fonte
Does the veteran striker have a shot of regaining a spot on the Matchday squad week-in week-out?


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Basic Stats: 27 appearances | 16 starts | 11 substitutions | 1,381 minutes | 3 goals | 2 assists

Economics: £8.21 million Transfer Fee | Signed: 2016 | Contract Ends in 2020 w/ a club option

Stats by Seven-Game sequences


WhoScored Rating Chart


Radar

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Goals vs. Expected Goals

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CC Thoughts: Just when you thought that Fulham found their man at center forward in August 2017, the joy went away in a flash. That was kind of the story of Rui Fonte this past season, especially after scoring a wonder strike at Portman Road against Ipswich Town. Now, he is fighting for playing time not that long after signing the seventh most expensive contract in club history.

While there haven’t been many success stories coming of transfers coming from Portugal not named FC Porto, Sporting Lisbon or Benfica, Fonte seemed like a good gamble at the time as he garnered tons of experience at Portugal’s top flight, La Liga and even Arsenal’s youth academy. Along with that, the 28-year old should have had a smoother transition towards England’s second tier of football. Instead, Fonte esentially lost any chance of playing once Aleksander Mitrovic arrived to take his place.

Some of that was the fault of Fonte who has never been known for being the shoot-for-volume striker that is required for being good enough for any level of top flight European football. Plenty of this is also on Craig Kline who thought it was a good idea to bring a now 29-year old over for such a contract over in the first place. Lastly, part of Fonte’s problems go towards manager Slavisa Jokanovic who thought it was a good idea to play him out wide during those torrid run of games in November and December even through he has never been known for being great at dribbling or creating chances.

But hey, at least Fonte was able to pull off a ridiculous performance in the 6-1 thumping of Burton where he scored 2 of his goals while coming off the bench. It’s just too bad his solid performances were few and far between. Now that Fulham are in England’s top flight and that Fonte is getting another year closer to 30, who knows if he’ll be able to get a chance to prove the doubters wrong.

Key Stat: 25.8% shooting percentage. So in the lexicon of football stats, shooting percentage is a tad different than the shooting percentage that you would see in other goal-based sports like ice hockey. Instead, shooting percentage is more to do with the rate in which a footballer is able to put his shot on target. For Fonte’s case in 2017/18, his strike rate for just going on target was well below what an attacking player normally should have.

To put things in perspective, in Fonte’s league career based off the whoscored.com data, his shooting percentage normally sits at an effective 41.7%. Along with that, Fonte’s 5 shots within the six-yard box are almost double his usual rate per-90 minutes than at any other season of his career.

Your thoughts: Welp, what say you about the veteran striker? Does Fonte have what it takes to bounce back and garner a spot in Jokanovic’s rotation this Premier League season? If so, was his low strike rate simply a matter of an adjustment to English football or something else? If not, will Fulham be able to sell him with a good transfer fee in return? Feel free to share your thoughts below.



https://cottagersconfidential.sbnation.com/2018/7/5/17519462/2018-fulham-player-reviews-rui-fonte

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Re: Friday Fulham Stuff (06/07/18)...
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2018, 07:57:05 AM »
 
Tom Cairney signs new five-year deal with Fulham


 Tom Cairney has signed a new five-year deal with Fulham

Tom Cairney has signed a new five-year contract with Fulham to end the speculation surrounding his future at Craven Cottage.

The 27-year-old club captain has signed a deal which will see him remain with the Cottagers until the summer of 2023, with the option of a further year.

"I'm obviously delighted to extend my contract, it's all I've wanted to do, and I'm just buzzing to get the season under way," he said.

"Premier League football is back at the Cottage, and it's great to be part of the squad that got us there again."

Sky sources understand Fulham turned down a £20m bid from West Ham last month for Cairney, who scored the winning goal in the play-off final against Aston Villa.

Fulham owner Tony Khan believes Cairney has a "bright future" with Fulham as they prepare for their return to the top-flight.

He said: "Based on our achievements in Tom's time as our skipper, and his contributions to our great success last season, it's an honour and a pleasure to announce that Tom will remain with us at Craven Cottage for what will be a bright future."



http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11681/11427489/tom-cairney-signs-new-five-year-deal-with-fulham

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Re: Friday Fulham Stuff (06/07/18)...
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2018, 07:59:35 AM »
 
Captain Tom Cairney signs new five-year deal with Fulham as club close in on securing Ryan Sessegnon's future

    Fulham captain Tom Cairney signs new five-year contract to remain at the club
    Ryan Sessegnon is set to be next to commit his future to Fulham
    Manager Slavisa Jokanovic is preparing his squad for life in the Premier League

Fulham captain Tom Cairney has signed a five-year contract, and Ryan Sessegnon is set to be the next to follow.

Cairney, who attracted interest from Newcastle and West Ham, has committed his future to the newly-promoted Premier League club.

It is understood Sessegnon, 18, is also close to being confirmed in what will come as a huge boost to manager Slavisa Jokanovic.


Fulham captain Tom Cairney has signed a new five-year contract with the Premier League club

Cairney's contract will run until 2023 and he said: 'It's all I've wanted to do, and I'm just buzzing to get the season under way. Premier League football is back at the Cottage, and it's great to be part of the squad that got us there again.'

Vice chairman Tony Khan added: 'Based on our achievements in Tom's time as our skipper, and his contributions to our great success last season, it's an honour and a pleasure to announce that Tom will remain with us at Craven Cottage for what will be a bright future.'
 

Hugely talented youngster Ryan Sessegnon is also set to commit his future to Fulham

Cairney, who joined Fulham from Blackburn Rovers three years ago, played a major part in the club's promotion to the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Sessegnon is one of the most highly sought after youngsters but the Championship player of the year seems set to remain at Fulham.

Last season Sessegnon scored 15 goals and provided six assists in 46 Championship appearances.

Sessegnon's current contract runs until the summer of 2020 with Fulham having an option to extend it by a further two years.

Fulham have yet to make any major signings so far this summer, but there will surely be some arrivals as Slavisa Jokanovic seeks to strengthen his squad for the tasks that lie ahead.



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5923331/Cairney-signs-new-five-year-deal-Fulham-club-close-securing-Ryan-Sessegnons-future.html


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Re: Friday Fulham Stuff (06/07/18)...
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2018, 08:01:18 AM »

Sessegnon set to sign new Fulham deal
by Dan on July 5, 2018

Ryan Sessegnon is poised to follow captain Tom Cairney’s example and set a new contract with Fulham in the coming days, according to the Daily Mail.

Cairney penned a new contract that will keep him at Craven Cottage until at least the summer of 2023 earlier this evening – putting an end to rumours that had linked him with a move to either West Ham or Newcastle United. Sessegnon, who turned eighteen in May, is set to commit his future to the club in what would represent a significant double boost for Slavisa Jokanovic as he prepares to lead Fulham into the Premier League.

Sessegnon, who has become one of the English game’s hottest young properties since being handed his senior debut by Jokanovic at the age of sixteen two years ago, values the way in which the Serbian head coach has handled his development and believes that a regular spot in the Fulham first-team will prove crucial as he looks to establish himself in Gareth Southgate’s senior England squad.

Fulham are prepared to offer the teenager a considerable wage hike befitting both his current importance to the side and his potential. Sessegnon’s current contract has another two years to run and the Whites are believed to be ready to tie him down to a long-term deal, worth in the region of £40,000 per week. The left winger has made 82 first-team appearances for Fulham, scoring 23 goals, and named the Championship’s player of the year last season as Fulham went up via the play-offs.




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