The opportunity to fulfil a boyhood dream was a key factor in Eyong Enoh’s move to SW6 last week.
The combative midfielder joined the Whites on transfer deadline day, arriving on loan from Ajax until the end of the season, with the option of a permanent deal.
“It’s always been my dream to play in the Barclays Premier League and Fulham is one of the top clubs in the league,” Enoh told the official website. “The Premier League is the most watched league in the world and also the quality of the football is right up there. There are some world-class players in England and it’s a league which everyone wants to play in.”
The 26-year-old has been at Ajax since 2008 after joining from their South African feeder club Ajax Cape Town.
During his time with the Netherlands outfit, he played under Martin Jol – and the chance to hook up again with the Dutchman is one that excited Enoh, who has been granted a work permit to play in England.
“The Manager here is someone I have played under before and he knows me very well,” stated Enoh, who was described as a ‘warrior’ by the Fulham boss.
“Yes, that is my way of playing,” confirmed the Cameroon international. “I like to win balls, fight for the team and push them forward. They are some of my qualities and most teams need players like that.
“I want to contribute to a lot of victories for the Team and help them finish in the best position possible. I also want to take my game to the next level and I will give 100 per cent every time I get the opportunity to play for Fulham.”
Capped 27 times for his country, Enoh was present as a plucky Fulham side were beaten 1-0 by Manchester United at the Cottage last weekend.
He stated: “I watched the game against Manchester United. I thought Fulham played really well and just needed a little bit of luck to finish off a few chances. We should have won, but it was a pretty impressive performance.
“It was my first experience of the Cottage. It was more intimate and more close than Ajax’s Amsterdam Arena where the stadium is bigger and there is more space. I felt like the Cottage had a great atmosphere.”
Limited to just a handful of appearances for Ajax this season, Enoh won’t feature when Fulham head to Norwich City on Saturday (3pm).
He added: “I will need one or two weeks of training maximum and then I will be ready to play my first minutes for Fulham.”