23 July 2014 12:32
Fulham have completed the signing of German midfielder Thomas Eisfeld on an initial two-year deal from London neighbours Arsenal.
The 21-year-old featured just twice for Arsenal’s first team, having arrived at the club from Borussia Dortmund as a youth prospect.
An attacking midfielder with an eye for goal, Eisfeld scored three times on Arsenal’s close-season tours of Asia in 2012 and 2013 but failed to secure a regular spot at the Emirates Stadium.
He will link up with compatriot Felix Magath for Fulham’s first season back in the second tier – having signed a two-year contract that includes the option of a further 12 months.
Magath and Fulham have been busy in the transfer market since their drop from the top flight last season – bringing in strikers Ross McCormack and Adam Taggart.
Konstantinos Stafylidis was another brought in by the Craven Cottage club – the Greek joining on loan from German side Bayer Leverkusen – although Fulham have also seen a host of players leave.