Fulham have confirmed the permanent capture of Bobby Decordova-Reid. The striker initially joined on loan from Cardiff City in the summer, but the Cottagers have now made that a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee.
Fulham Confirm Permanent Capture of Bobby Decordova-Reid
Fulham announced via their website Decordova-Reid has joined permanently. Decordova-Reid arrived from Cardiff in the summer initially on loan, but Fulham have now made that permanent for a fee in the region of £10 million.
Decordova-Reid has played an integral role in Fulham’s season thus far. The Cottagers find themselves third in the Championship, just three points off the automatic promotion places.
Decordova-Reid has signed a deal which runs until the summer of 2023. He becomes the second Fulham loanee to arrive permanently after Ivan Cavaleiro’s move from Wolverhampton Wanderers was made permanent earlier in the window.
The forward has become a fans’ favourite and his versatility to play any role in the front three has been a major boost for manager Scott Parker.
Decordova-Reid has scored four goals since arriving from Cardiff and certainly will want to add more during the second half of the campaign.
What Was Said
Speaking to the Fulham website about his loan becoming permanent, Decordova-Reid said: “It’s very nice to get it done and dusted. Now we progress with the season and hopefully, there’s big things to come.
“Hopefully the fans are happy about it! Now we move on and fight to get promoted.”
Chairman Tony Khan added: “Bobby has been a real asset for us since he joined in the summer, putting in really strong performances when called on and scoring some important goals.
“This was one of the deals I did that was close to the wire on deadline day, and I’m delighted that we managed to get it across the line and now make it permanent, as Bobby’s been great for us and we expect there’s a lot more to come.”