As well as bringing the Sevilla goalkeeper, Sergio Rico, to Craven Cottage on a loan deal, Fulham also secured the services of two other players on loan deals on transfer deadline day.
On a day that saw Fulham become the most active Premier League club in the transfer maket, those behind the scenes worked hard to secure the services of Luciano Vietto and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
Vietto, a striker, has been brought to the club on a season-long loan deal from Atletico Madrid.
The Argentine started his career at Villarreal before joining Atletico Madrid in July 2015. Last season, unable to make an impression at Atletico, he was loaned to Valencia where he scored 5 goals in 19 games in all competitions. On the international scene, he has played for the Argentine U20 side.
Fosu-Mensah, also joins the club on a season long loan spell from Manchester United. Last season, the defender spent the season with our London neighbours Crystal Palace. On the international scene, Fosu-Mensah has played for Holland at senior level.
Talking about making the move to Craven Cottage, Fosu-Mensah is quoted by the BBC, as having remarked;
“Fulham has a lot of good players, and it’s good for my development to be here. I have a good feeling about the club. It has a nice history, it’s a nice club.
“I spoke to the manager and he gave me a good feeling. I’m happy to be here and I want to keep progressing.”
The acquisition of Vietto and Fosu-Mensah gives the squad much better depth and both will, we’re sure, play their parts in what we’re all hoping will be a successful season, but whether they can hold down regular places in the first-team is a question open to debate.
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