Paris Saint-German and Fulham have confirmed that Alphonse Areola has joined the English club on a season long loan. The French international recently returned from a loan spell at Real Madrid and it was expected that he would stay on at Paris. However, PSG have decided to send Areola on loan again and he will be featuring in the Premier League next season.
Talking to Fulham TV, Areola said: “I am very happy everything is done. Scott Parker called me and I had a good feeling. He said he really wanted me. Fulham is a historic club in London and I have heard a lot about the stadium. 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.”
Owner Tony Khan added: “I’m thrilled to welcome Alphonse Areola to our Fulham family! Alphonse has experience at the very highest level, as he’s played in France’s national team, won the league title with PSG, had success at RC Lens, Bastia and with Villarreal, and most recently he played for Real Madrid as they won La Liga last season. We’re excited that he’s joining us, and he’ll be an excellent addition to our squad as for our Premier League campaign ahead! Come on Fulham!”
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) September 9, 2020