Cairney Joins Fulham

Friday 26 June 2015 14:00

The Club is delighted to confirm the signing of midfielder Tom Cairney from Blackburn Rovers on a deal until the summer of 2019, with an option to extend until 2020, for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old spent time in the Leeds United academy but made his professional breakthrough at Hull City, scoring on his debut in August 2009 and going on to make a number of appearances in the Barclays Premier League.

Prior to the 2013/14 season, Cairney joined Blackburn on loan until January, with his impressive displays resulting in the move being made permanent in the New Year. He ended the campaign by winning the club's player of the season award, and he also claimed Rovers' goal of 2014/15 accolade. He leaves Ewood Park having scored nine times in 85 appearances.

Born in Nottingham, he represented Scotland at Under-21 level having qualified through his father.

Speaking at the Club’s Motspur Park Training Ground, Cairney said: “I’m delighted. Now I’m just so looking forward to getting started and meeting the boys.

“The hard work starts now because it’s pre-season but I can’t wait to get back here, get settled and get in amongst it.

“For most of my life Fulham have been a Premier League club and have only been out of it for a year. They’ve had some great players over the years and it’s a very attractive club to come to.

“Every player wants to play in the Premier League and if I can do that with Fulham that would be fantastic.”

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