Fulham hailed the arrival of a ‘world-class player in the prime of his career’ as they sealed a deadline day loan deal for Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Loftus-Cheek has been plagued by injuries since his move back to the Bridge, which has seen his development falter, and with the new players that have been signed this summer, he was told that he would no longer be a regular starter at the club.
Fulham won the race for the central midfielder, who said he was excited to try and get back to his ‘best football’ at Craven Cottage.
“I’m really happy to come ‘next door,’ if you will,” he said. I watched Fulham at the start of the season and they looked like they’re playing decent football.
“With this manager [former England midfielder Scott Parker], I think I can get back to my best football. That’s the main thing for me, to find my form and help this team win games.”
Fulham owner Tony Khan added: “I’m thrilled to announce the arrival of Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Fulham Football Club on loan from Chelsea FC.
“Ruben is a world-class player in the prime of his career, he has earned great experience in the Premier League, and we believe he will be so valuable to our club in our fight ahead of us.
“Come on Fulham!”
It is no secret that Fulham have pulled off a great bit of business, so if they are able to keep the midfielder fit, he would be a very special player for the club as they seek to stay in the Premier League.
And when he returns, he will be fully ready!