Fulham signs Lazar Markovic
Fulham signs Lazar Markovic. Fulham completed the signing of winger Lazar Markovic from Liverpool late on transfer deadline day as striker Aboubakar Kamara left on loan. Markovic’s move was confirmed almost 90 minutes after the window shut, with the submission of a deal sheet giving them more time to complete the deal, which runs until the end of the season. His move followed Hoffenheim midfielder Havard Nordtveit, who joined on loan. Kamara, meanwhile, has joined Turkish club Yeni Malatyaspor. The 23-year-old was arrested at Fulham’s training ground 21 January on suspicion of actual bodily harm and criminal damage. Fulham said he had been “banned indefinitely from all club activities”. He joined the club from SC Amiens in July 2017 and scored five goals in 15 appearances this season.
Markovic, 24, had been at Liverpool since 2014 after signing from Benfica for £20m but made just 34 appearances for the Reds.
Markovic, 24, had been at Liverpool since 2014 after signing from Benfica for £20m but made just 34 appearances for the Reds. The Serbia international spent much of his time at Anfield out on loan, having temporary spells at Fenerbahce, Sporting CP, Hull and Anderlecht. Fulham said they had “received received very good recommendations from Aleksandar Mitrovic” regarding Markovic. Norway international Nordtveit, meanwhile, has joined on a deal until the end of the season. The 28-year-old previously played in England for West Ham, making 21 appearances in 2016-17. “I’m really happy to have the opportunity to come back to the Premier League and hopefully help Fulham to a safe place,” said Nordtveit. “That would be a something that I would put high on my list in my career.”