Transfer News: Chris David Signs for Fulham | Promising FC Twente Midfielder Join the Cottage

Fulham have signed FC Twente midfielder and Dutch international Chris David at the second attempt.
New Fulham Signing Chris David
Manager Martin Jol missed out on the 19-year-old last summer after he failed a medical and did not return to fitness in time by the close of the window.

Fulham have closely monitored his progress, however, and rekindled the deal in early December before completing it this morning.

David’s opportunities at FC Twente have been scarce after he refused to sign a new contract at the club which paved the way for his move to Craven Cottage.

'He is here,' Jol said of David. 'He has signed and he is here.

'He trained with us this morning. He is 19 years of age, player of the year of all the academies in Holland.

'He is an exciting talent but he will need at least six months of a year to adapt, but hopefully he will do it quicker. He is a very, very good talent.

'People say Ajax were interested and I imagine there will have been other clubs who were interested in him.

'We are very happy to get him. Maybe you can remember there was a little worry with his medical check on the last day of the transfer window so we decided not to do it.

'We took more time and that was a little problem for the boy because he couldn’t play.

'First we have to get him fit and after that you will see he is an international player at all levels so I am very happy we have got him.'

source: dailymail