Fulham confirmed signings, transfers in and out, loan exits, releases for 2023/24
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Fulham confirmed signings, transfers in and out, loan exits, releases for 2023/24

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Fulham are set for a busy summer transfer window in 2023 as manager Marco Silva strives to improve his Cottagers ranks. So, keep up to date on their confirmed signings and any transfers out of Craven Cottage.

The west London natives exceeded expectations in 2022/23 as Silva guided Fulham to a 10th-place finish in the Premier League. His side was among the favourites to endure relegation entering the term despite scoring 106 goals en route to the 2021/22 Championship title. They would net 55 in the top-flight season.

Silva further ensured Fulham learnt from their past mistakes in the summer transfer window upon sealing promotion. The Cottagers spent just £62m as they scrapped their scattergun approach to signings. They also only spent £8m this January. So, keep up to date on Fulham’s confirmed signings this summer here…

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All of Fulham’s confirmed transfers in

Willian – Fulham confirmed that the 34-year-old had signed a new, one-year contract to return to Craven Cottage on July 17. The Brazilian had left the club at the end of his previous deal on June 30. The Evening Standard even claimed he underwent a medical with Nottingham Forest but chose to stay in west London.

Raul Jimenez – Fulham secured the £5.5m transfer of the 32-year-old from Wolves on July 25. He left Molineux on a two-year contract having offered the Old Gold 57 goals and 24 assists in 166 outings. The Mexican initially joined Wolves on loan from Benfica in July 2018 before joining them for £30m in 2019.

Calvin Bassey – Ajax agreed to sell the 23-year-old to Fulham for £19.5m on July 28. The centre-back also agreed to sign a four-year contract at Craven Cottage with a club option for a further year. Ajax only signed the Nigerian from Rangers in 2022 for £19.5m, up to £22.5m. He made 39 outings for five assists.

Adama Traore – Fulham confirmed the signing of the 27-year-old as a free agent on August 12 after his release by Wolves. The Molineux outfit did not extend the Spain winger’s contract after five years at the club. He offered Wolves 14 goals and 20 assists over 194 games after leaving Middlesbrough for £18m.

Timothy Castagne – Leicester City sold the 27-year-old to Fulham for £15m on August 29. The 33-cap Belgium wing-back spent three years with the Foxes and won the FA Cup in 2021. He further appeared in 112 games, including in 91 Premier League matches, with five goals and eight assists across either flank.

Steven Benda – Swansea City sold the 24-year-old to Fulham for £1m on August 30. The goalkeeper had lost the starting position in south Wales earlier this summer after sustaining a serious knee injury. He had only became their No1 in the 2022/23 term with 23 of his total 31 games for five of his eight clean sheets.

All of Fulham’s confirmed transfers out

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Sylvester Jasper – Fulham confirmed on April 5 that the 21-year-old had reached an agreement on a pre-contract with Portimonense SC. The Liga Portugal outfit will pay the Cottagers compensation for the U21 Bulgaria forward’s development. He joined Fulham aged 10 from Queens Park Rangers back in July 2012.

Thorsteinn Antonsson – Norwegian second-tier side UMF Selfoss confirmed the signing of the 19-year-old from Fulham on April 29. It marked a permanent return to the club for the centre-back after two loan spells during 2022. Antonsson started his career in Selfoss’ academy before he signed with Fulham’s in 2020.

Taye Ashby-Hammond – Stevenage confirmed the signing of the 24-year-old for an undisclosed fee from Fulham on June 14. The goalkeeper agreed to a permanent move to The Lamex Stadium following a one-year loan spell. He won the Boro’s 2022/23 Young Player of the Year Award after keeping 13 clean sheets.

Ivan Cavaleiro – LOSC Lille sealed the arrival of the 29-year-old in a permanent transfer from Fulham on August 10. The Cottagers allowed their £15m signing from Wolves in 2020 to leave Craven Cottager after spending the 2022/23 season with Alanyaspor. He left west London after scoring 11 goals in 104 matches.

Aleksandar Mitrovic – The 28-year-old agreed a £46m switch to Saudi Arabia on August 19 after sealing a transfer from Fulham to Al Hilal. The Cottagers also noted when announcing the move that the Serbian had ‘consistently made his desire to leave known’. He left after scoring 111 goals in 206 games since 2018.

Every player Fulham have sent out on loan

Kieron Bowie – Northampton Town confirmed the signing of the 20-year-old on loan from Fulham for the 2023/24 season on July 3. The centre-forward had also spent the 2022/23 campaign with the League One team. He played 40 times for the Cobblers in all competitions, whilst scoring five and assisting three goals.

Ibane Bowat – Fulham confirmed on July 13 that the 20-year-old had signed a new contract with the club until 2025. The Cottagers also announced that the centre-back had joined Austrian Bundesliga outfit TSV Hartberg on loan for the 2023/24 season. He had spent five months with FC Den Bosch earlier in 2023.

Luca Ashby-Hammond – Crawley Town confirmed the signing of the 22-year-old on loan from Fulham for the 2023/24 season on July 14. The goalkeeper spent last term on loan to Aldershot Town and made 45 with the National League outfit. He is yet to make a competitive appearance in the Cottagers’ first-team.

Michael Allen – Leatherhead announced a season-long loan transfer from Fulham for the 18-year-old on August 11. The goalkeeper has moved to the Isthmian League South Central Division side after enjoying a regular role in the Cottagers’ U18s. He also enjoyed sporadic minutes for Fulham’s U21 team in 2022/23.

Luciano D’Auria-Henry – Cheltenham Town secured the signature of the 20-year-old on loan from Fulham on August 18. The right-back agreed to a season-long spell at the League One club for his first move away from west London. Marco Silva had named the Cottagers talent on his bench once in the EFL Cup in 2022.

Terry Ablade – Carlisle United announced the arrival of the 21-year-old in a season-long loan transfer from Fulham on August 22. The striker returned to the Cottagers’ U21s for the 2022/23 term and hit six goals in 21 PL2 outings. He had enjoyed his first career loan spell at AFC Wimbledon for 12 games earlier in 2022.

Jay Stansfield – Birmingham City confirmed the signing of the 20-year-old on loan from Fulham on August 25. The striker switched to the Second City side for the 2023/24 season after spending the 2022/23 term with Exeter City. He scored nine and assisted seven goals in 36 League One fixtures while at the Grecians.

Olly Sanderson – Oxford City secured a season-long loan switch from Fulham for the striker on August 29. The move marked a return to the National League side for the 19-year-old, having also spent the 2022/23 season at the RAW Charging Stadium. He is yet to feature in a first-team squad at Craven Cottage to date.

Every player Fulham have released in 2023

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Paulo Gazzaniga – Girona FC confirmed the signing of the goalkeeper in a free transfer on June 6 ahead of the Argentine’s contract at Fulham expiring. The 31-year-old signed a two-year contract with the La Liga side after a season-long loan spell. He had signed for Fulham in July 2021 but only made 15 appearances.

Joe Bryan – Fulham announced on June 9 that the 29-year-old was to leave west London at the end of his contract on June 30. The left-back joined the Cottagers from Bristol City back in August 2018 and helped towards two promotions. He also made 117 appearances for Fulham and offered five goals and 11 assists.

Shane Duffy – Fulham confirmed the Craven Cottage club’s full released and retained list for the 2023/24 season on June 15. The club included the 31-year-old in their list of players to leave Craven Cottage at the end of their contracts. Norwich City had also confirmed the signing of Duffy in a free transfer on June 9.

Steven Sessegnon – Fulham announced the 23-year-old was to leave Craven Cottage at the end of his contract on June 15. The right-back is a product of the west London natives’ academy ranks having joined in 2008. He only made 19 first-team appearances and joined Wigan Athletic as a free agent on August 26.

Neeskens Kebano – Fulham confirmed on July 7 that the 31-year-old had left Craven Cottage at the end of his contract. The DR Congo international won promotion three times over his seven years in west London. He also registered 24 goals and 18 assists over 160 appearances before joining Abu Dhabi outfit Al-Jazira.

Every academy player Fulham have released in 2023

The Cottagers published their full released and retained list for the 2023/24 season on June 15 with a raft of Fulham’s academy players axed. Their youngsters leaving when their contracts expire are as follows:

Sonny Hilton – Ziyad Larkeche – Jonathon Page – Murphy Parker – Jean-Pierre Tiehi

Every loan deal that Fulham let expire

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Dan James – Fulham sent the 25-year-old back to his parent club, Leeds United, following the expiration of his loan transfer. The Wales winger signed for the Cottagers on a season-long loan deal in September 2022. His move did not feature any purchase clauses and yielded three goals in 23 games, starting in six.

Manor Solomon – Fulham utilised FIFA allowing foreign players to leave Shakhtar Donetsk indefinitely to sign the 23-year-old on loan for the 2022/23 season. But their transfer for the Israel international did not feature any purchase clauses. He had five goals in 24 matches under Silva, who started Solomon in seven.

Layvin Kurzawa – Fulham signed the 30-year-old on loan from Paris Saint-Germain for the 2022/23 season without any purchase clauses. The full-back has now returned to his parent Ligue 1 team having played in just six games at the Cottagers. He suffered an injury-hit term, ended by a serious knee injury in February.

Cedric Soares – Fulham signed the 31-year-old on loan from Arsenal in January 2023 without any options or obligations to buy the right-back. The Portuguese has now returned to north London after featuring in just eight games in west London. He also only started three fixtures under Silva for a total of 286 minutes.

Every academy player Fulham have signed

Fulham are so far yet to make any confirmed signings to strengthen their academy teams in the summer.

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