Premier League side Fulham signed Alphonse Areola from Paris Saint-Germain on a season-long loan agreement on Wednesday, the English club announced on its official website.
Fulham will have the option to complete a permanent transfer deal for Areola at the conclusion of this season.
Overall, it is unclear whether Fulham will pay all of Areola’s wages for the upcoming season, or if the two sides agreed to take on a share of the goalkeeper’s owed salary.
In speaking to FFCtv, Areola talked about his excitement over the move.
“I am very happy everything is done,” Areola said. “Scott Parker called me and I had a good feeling. He said he really wanted me. I hope this season will be a good one for us. I want to bring my energy and do everything for this team to keep us where we belong to be.”
Areola will compete with talents such as Marek Rodak for Fulham’s starting goalkeeper job this season.
Playing in the Premier League will be quite a new challenge for the French goalkeeper. The former Ligue 1 winner has experience in going up against Premier League sides in the UEFA Champions League competition, but this will be his first time competing in England’s top flight.
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