Tuesday 28 August 2001

Steve Marlet Signs Five Year Deal with Fulham Football Club

Fulham Football Club has today announced its signing of 27 year-old French International striker Steve Marlet from Olympique Lyonnais for a Club record fee of £11.5 million, after completing a successful medical examination.

Marlet, who joined Lyon from Auxerre for £3.8 million in June 2000, scored 5 goals in a number of high-profile Champions' League games helping Lyon to qualify for the second phase of the competition. He was first picked for the national team at the age of 26, and has made 5 appearances for his country scoring once.

He will be travelling with the French squad to Chile for Sunday's International fixture.

Marlet will re-acquaint himself with two former team mates at Fulham having previously played with Alain Goma at Auxerre, and Steed Malbranque at Lyon.

The Club's Manager, Jean Tigana, comments:

"I am pleased to announce that Steve is joining Fulham Football Club. I have said in the past that it is important for me to strengthen the squad and I believe that Steve's striking ability will be a valuable asset to our first season in the Premiership. It is important for the squad to work together to enable us to be successful at the highest level."

Steve Marlet, comments:

"I am happy to have signed for Fulham. Fulham is a very ambitious Club and the plans that have been put in place by Mohamed Al Fayed and Jean Tigana to establish Fulham as one of the leading clubs in England, encouraged me to come here."