Collins John Signs

Saturday 31 January 2004

Fulham Football Club has officially completed the signing of striker Collins John from Dutch side FC Twente.

The highly rated 18-year-old was unveiled to the Fulham fans before Saturday's Premiership match against Tottenham Hotspur at Loftus Road.

A quick and powerful forward, John has scored nine goals in 18 appearances for Twente this season and has already featured in the Dutch youth set up.

Speaking after Saturday's match, Chris Coleman said of his new signing:

"He's going to be a good player in the future. We're not going to ask too much of him too soon and we know that we'll need to protect him.

"We've got three strikers at the Club with a lot of experience in Brian McBride, Barry Hayles and Facundo Sava. With young Collins John in the squad, we've got a bit more strength in depth."