Fulham Football Club has today announced the signing of Welsh midfielder Simon Davies on a transfer deal that will see the player at the Club until at least the summer of 2010.
The 27-year-old Welsh international began his career at Peterborough United, developing through the youth ranks.
By the age of 20 Davies had made over 50 league appearances for Peterborough before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in 1999.
Davies remained at White Hart Lane for five years, making 154 appearances and scoring 24 goals.
In May 2005 Davies moved to Everton. On the international stage the midfielder’s most memorable performance came in Wales’ shock 2-1 victory over Italy, with Davies grabbing the first goal of the game.
This morning Simon Davies said:
‘I’m really happy to have joined Fulham as Chris is a Manager I know and admire very much, and I think the style of play that he has developed here will suit my game. I’ve wanted to come back to London for a while now so it’s a good move for me, and I’m eager to train hard and contribute as much as I can to the rest of the season’s campaign.’
Speaking at Fulham’s Training Ground today, Chris Coleman said:
‘I am delighted that we have eventually bought Simon to Fulham, as I think he will fit in really well here. Simon is a player I have admired for a long time and obviously I know him well because of the Welsh national team. He is a versatile player; he can play centre midfield, wide right, and right back, so we have the option of utilising him in a number of positions. He is a very good passer of the ball with a great engine. He’s at a good age, and I think his best years are still to come, and I am confident that he will do well for us.’