Fulham’s DOUBLE deal! Harry Wilson seals £12m move after almost 16 years at Liverpool while goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga is snapped up by Cottagers after his Tottenham contract expired
- Fulham have gone into the market and signed Harry Wilson and Paulo Gazzaniga
- Wilson joins from Liverpool in a £12m move after being at the club for 16 years
- Gazzaniga’s contract at previous club Tottenham expired earlier in the summer
- New boss Marco Silva will be hoping pair help team make swift top-flight return
Fulham have made a double swoop to bring in Harry Wilson and Paulo Gazzaniga as they look to earn an immediate return to the Premier League.
After last season’s relegation and then Scott Parker leaving the club to join Bournemouth, the Cottagers have had to act quickly to ensure their preparations for the Championship season are not disrupted.
And new boss Marco Silva has splashed £12m to sign Harry Wilson from Liverpool and bring an end to the 24-year-old’s 16 years at the club.
Fulham have have officially confirmed the signings of Harry Wilson and Paulo Gazzaniga
The Welshman arrives for a £12m fee from Liverpool after spending 16 years at the club
Gazzaniga had been without a club after his contract at Tottenham expired earlier this summer
That includes several loan moves though, including last season at Cardiff, and in all his time at Anfield he made just two senior appearances – a start in the League Cup and a cameo off the bench in the FA Cup.
‘I’m delighted to sign for Fulham,’ Wilson told FFCtv. ‘From my first chat with the Gaffer on the phone, I loved what he was saying and felt that he understood me as a player, and that played a massive role in me coming here.
‘The ambition of the Club to get back into the Premier League appealed to me as that’s where we all want to be. I’m hoping I can come here, have a good season and help get the Club back into the Premier League.’
Wilson left the Reds’ training camp in Austria on Saturday for a medical after agreeing personal terms.
Wilson had left Liverpool’s training camp in Austria to complete his move to the Cottagers
The Welsh international was involved with his country’s Euro 2020 campaign earlier this summer, making three substitute appearances.
The 24-year-old’s sale means Liverpool have generated over £30m this summer with the sale of fringe players Kamil Grabara, Liam Millar, Marko Grujic and Taiwo Awoniyi.
Gazzaniga meanwhile also underwent a medical on Saturday, joining the Cottagers after his contract at Tottenham expired over the summer.
The Argentine joined Spurs four years ago from Southampton, reuniting with Mauricio Pochettino who he played under on the south coast.
However, he was a clear number two to Hugo Lloris, and will hope the move to Craven Cottage results in first-team football. Fulham had Alphonse Areola in goal last season, but he returned to PSG at the end of his loan spell.
Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen has completed a permanent move to QPR.
The Argentine spent four years at Tottenham but was behind Hugo Lloris in the pecking order