Fulham Signs Kenny Tete from French club Lyon
Newly promoted English Premier League side Fulham have signed Netherlands defender Kenny Tete from French club Lyon for an undisclosed fee. The 24-year-old joins on a four-year contract with the option to extend the deal for a further 12 months. Kenny Tete, who has 13 international caps, began his career at Ajax before joining Lyon in 2017.
According to the Dutchman, he said: “The team is back in the Premier League now and I will give 100% to keep us there.” The right-back helped his former side reach the Champions League semi-finals in August and also played against Dijon last week. He also said: “It is a great feeling. I feel blessed to be here.” “I cannot wait to start my new journey and meet my new team-mates.”
Fulham host Arsenal in their opening Premier League fixture of the new season on Saturday (12:30 BST). Tony Khan, Fulham’s sporting director, said the arrival of Tete “strengthened our squad to compete in the Premier League”. “He’s a young player with great experience, and I’m thrilled that he’s joining us on a long contract.”