Fulham have completed the loan signings of Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Lyon’s Joachim Andersen, plus a permanent deal for Tosin Adarabioyo.
England midfielder Loftus-Cheek and Denmark centre-back Andersen, both 24, have joined the Premier League strugglers on season-long loan deals. Defender Adarabioyo, 23, has joined on a three-year deal from Manchester City. “I’m very excited to finally be playing Premier League football,” he said. “I felt like the time was right to leave.” The former England Under-19 international has spent the past two seasons on loan at West Brom and Blackburn, with the last of his eight City appearances coming in March 2018. Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan said: “Tosin has developed as a player and grown into a formidable defender out on loan to the Championship the past two seasons, where we saw his contributions at Blackburn first hand last season during our promotion campaign.” Loftus-Cheek has dropped down the pecking order at Chelsea after a host of summer signings, featuring once this season. Fulham have yet to collect a point from four games since returning to the top flight. Andersen, who has played for Dutch side FC Twente, left Italian team Sampdoria last summer and made 29 appearances last term as Lyon reached the Champions League semi-finals. “It’s a big, big dream to play in the Premier League,” he said. “It’s a league I’ve been following since I was a child.” Khan said: “He was a top target for us this summer, we worked hard to bring him here, and it’s so great that he wants to help us fight to maintain our status in the Premier League.”