Fulham completes a double final blow for Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tosin Adarabioyo … with Scott Parker adding the Chelsea midfielder on loan and Manchester City defender in a permanent £ 8million contract
Fulham has sealed a one-season loan for Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
The midfielder was at the top of the target list and Sportsmail understands that Chelsea will subsidize part of his salary in the coming season.
Scott Parker has also managed to bring in Manchester City defender Tosin Adarabioyo on a permanent £ 8million deal ahead of Monday night’s deadline as the Cottagers aim to start their season with the new signings.
Fulham signed Ruben Loftus-Cheek on a one-season loan from neighbors Chelsea
Loftus-Cheek was exiled by Chelsea coach Frank Lampard and had not played for the Blues since being replaced in the opening day win over Brighton on September 14.
Fulham owner and sporting director Tony Khan tweeted: ‘Ruben is a world class player at the peak of his career, he has gained a lot of Premier League experience and we believe he will be so valuable to our club in our fight before us! Come on Fulham!
Speaking of his loan transfer which will see him stay in West London, 24-year-old midfielder Sadi: “ I’m really happy to come ‘next door’, if you will!
“ I watched Fulham at the start of the season and they looked like they were playing decent football.
Loftus-Cheek was exiled by Chelsea boss Frank Lampard ahead of his loan transfer to London
“With this manager, I think I can get my best football back. That’s the main thing for me, finding my form and helping this team win games. ”
Meanwhile, Fulham also secured a three-year contract for city defender Adarabioyo as Parker’s long wait for a new center-back came to an end.
The list of players shortlisted for the post was long and included Jean-Clair Todibo of Barcelona, but the 20-year-old Frenchman joined Benfica on a two-year loan.
The 23-year-old had spent the last two seasons on loan at West Brom and Blackburn and will aim to appear in the Premier League for the first time in his career.
Tosin Adarabioyo has also moved to Craven Cottage as part of an £ 8million deal with Manchester City
Fulham was linked with Barcelona man Jean-Clair Todibo but ended up joining Benfica
Khan tweeted: “ Tosin has developed as a player and has become a formidable defender on loan to the Championship over the past two seasons, where we saw his contributions to Blackburn Rovers last season during our promotion campaign. ”
The player told the club’s official website: “ I am very excited, very excited to start and finally play Premier League football.
“ I felt the time had come to leave the [Man City] and continue. It was the right time in my career to move on and hopefully get a lot of Premier League games. ”