Fulham Announce Their First Summer Signing as Ibrahima Cisse Joins the Club for Undisclosed Fee

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

​Fulham have announced the signing of Standard Liege's defensive midfielder Ibrahima Cisse for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old has signed a three year contract with the London based club, and holds an option for a 12-month extension. After a successful few seasons in the Belgian Pro League, Cisse has made the jump to England in hope of Championship success with Fulham.

Speaking at the Club's Motspur Park Training Ground on Friday morning, the new signing expressed his delight over the transfer, telling the club's official website"I am very happy to be here. It is a great opportunity at Fulham and I am looking forward to showing my qualities and what I can do."

The versatile Belgian is capable of filling in at right back as well as defensive midfield, and has strong first team experience in the Belgian Pro League (accumulating a total of 93 appearances) as well as the Europa League.

Furthermore, Cisse has reached double figures in appearances for the Belgian under 21 side, and has represented his country at every youth level.

His latest season in Belgium saw Standard Liege finish top of the table, but his team missed out on the Championship after falling to Anderlecht in the play-off. However, his performances didn't go unnoticed and Cisse attracted a lot of attention from around Europe - and now Fulham have been the ones to capture the promising player.

Cisse marks Fulham's first foray into this summer's transfer market, and fans will be expectant of more arrivals after seeing the likes of Cameron Burgess, Jozabed and Richard Stearman all leave the club.

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