Roberts' Pro Deal

Thursday 6 February 2014 16:15

The Club is pleased to announce that Patrick Roberts has signed a professional contract with the Club, tying him to Fulham until at least the summer of 2016.

Having dazzled as Fulham Under-18s won the league last season, the attacking midfielder has continued his form this time around, notably when he recently scored a hat-trick in the 3-2 FA Youth Cup victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Capable of playing out wide or in the hole behind a central striker, Roberts’ progress has been excellent and he was duly rewarded with a debut for the Under-21s earlier in the campaign, aged just 16.

His form has not gone unnoticed at international level, either, and he has made a number of appearances for England Under-17s this season.

"Pat has made excellent progress and we're pleased with the performances he has been showing," said Academy Director Huw Jennings. "He knows that he has to continue to work hard, but if he shows the same application, desire and determination there's no reason why he can't be very successful.

"He's the type of player that is exciting to watch, and he's had a very good 12 months for both Fulham and England. We hope that he will be one of the standard-bearers for our Academy for many years to come."