Confirmed: Fulham secure loan signing of Luciano Vietto from Atletico Madrid

Fulham have this evening confirmed the signing of Luciano Vietto from Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan.

‘I’m very excited to get started’

On making the switch to Fulham Vietto stated,

“I’m very happy to come to the Club and sign. I’m very excited to get started with the team tomorrow.

“It’s an important change for me because this is my first experience here in England. I hope to do as well as possible.”

Tony Khan also had his say on signing Vietto.

“I’m pleased to announce that Fulham Football Club has signed Luciano Vietto on loan from Atlético Madrid.

“Luciano is a versatile young attacking player, and he has already gained great experience against elite competition in La Liga.

“He is a welcome addition, and we are very excited that he’s joined the Club! Come on Fulham!”

Tom Cairney vs Aston Villa

Tom Cairney during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and Fulham at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2018 in London, England.

Play-off winners

Fulham enjoyed a very impressive 2017/18 Championship campaign. They finished 3rd in the Championship and scored a superb 79 goals in 46 league games. Only league winners Wolves managed more.

As a result of finishing 3rd Fulham earned themselves a playoff spot. They would beat Derby County 2-1 over two legs of the semi-final and they would go on to beat Aston Villa 1-0 in the final.

Now that Fulham have returned to the top flight of English football for the first time in four years, they needed to improve upon their squad in order to survive the upcoming season and signing Vietto has gone some way to doing that.

He will join the likes of Jean Michael Seri, Andre Schurrle, Alfie Mawson, Fabricio, Maxime Le Marchand, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Joe Bryan who have already made the switch to Fulham this summer.

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