Fulham Football Club today announced an agreement with Japanese International Junichi Inamoto regarding an extension to his loan period at the Club of one further year. The extension will see the player at the Club until the summer of 2004.
The 24-year-old midfielder, signed with Fulham in the summer of 2002 and made his debut for the Club against FC Sochaux-Montbeliard during its successful Intertoto Cup campaign in July 2002. Fulham secured the Cup with an Inamoto hat-trick against Bologna at Loftus Road in August 2002.
Ina's performances during the World Cup earned him significant accolades scoring against Belgium which contributed to Japan's first point in the competition, since being at Fulham he has proved himself to be a valuable member of the squad.
The Club's CEO Bruce Langham commented:
"Ina has been a great asset to the squad this season and we are delighted that he has agreed to stay with us for a further year. He is dedicated and committed individual and we look forward to seeing many fine performances from him next season".
This morning at the training ground, Ina said:
"I am happy to stay in England in the Premiership, playing for Fulham Football Club. I have enjoyed my last season at the Club and I look forward to being part of the campaign next season."