Fulham have accomplished the season-long mortgage signing of Southampton outcast Mario Lemina and landed Harrison Reed from the Saints on a everlasting deal.
Lemina, 26, spent final season on mortgage at Galatasaray however now heads again to the Premier League with the newly-promoted Cottagers.
talkSPORT understands Fulham have agreed to pay a £2million deal to take Lemina on mortgage for the season and can pay an extra £6m to signal the midfielder completely in the event that they keep away from relegation.
Director of soccer operations Tony Khan revealed Fulham’s administration workforce have tracked Lemina for a while.
“Mario Lemina has top-flight expertise all through Europe, together with within the Premier League, and I’m very excited to announce his arrival on mortgage,” mentioned Khan.
“I selected to pursue Mario this summer season as a result of in our recruitment conferences he’s been extremely rated by our scouting workforce and our head coach Scott Parker, and our statistical analysis workforce.
“I imagine he’ll thrive for our membership beneath Scott’s teaching and management.”
Lemina joined Southampton from Juventus in an £18million deal in 2017, however his final Saints look was again in Could 2019.
The previous France Below-21 star is relishing the possibility to work with boss Parker at Fulham.
“Now I’m with Fulham, I’m actually completely satisfied and I’m glad to be a part of the undertaking,” mentioned Lemina.
“I spoke with the supervisor and he’s acquired some good concepts concerning the workforce, concerning the undertaking, about every little thing he desires to do that season, and I’m completely satisfied to be part of it.”
In a while Sunday, the 2 golf equipment confirmed Reed’s everlasting transfer to Craven Cottage.
The midfielder, a Saints academy product, spent final season on mortgage with Fulham and made 28 appearances within the Championship.
Fulham tweeted that Reed was “again for good” whereas Southampton posted a number of footage of him in motion for them, accompanied by the message: “Wishing you all the most effective for the long run, @HarrisonReed”