The Club is delighted to confirm the loan signing of Harry Arter from AFC Bournemouth.
The deal keeps the 29-year-old at Craven Cottage for the duration of the 2019/20 season, and could be made permanent next summer.
An industrious and committed central midfield player, Arter played a starring role as Bournemouth won the Sky Bet Championship title in 2015, and was subsequently named as both the Club’s and the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year.
That was the second time Arter had helped the Cherries to a promotion, after they finished as League One runners-up in 2013.
Upon signing, Arter said: “I’m delighted to be here. Fulham is a fantastic club with a lot of ambition who want to get back to the Premier League, and I hope I can help them achieve that this season.”
Tony Khan added: “Harry Arter’s arrival at Fulham Football Club will strengthen our midfield and gives us another experienced and proven player who’s contributed to his former club’s promotion from the Championship.
“Harry’s a great fit for our squad, and we believe he’ll help us achieve our main objective, a return to the Premier League. Come on Fulham!”
Arter will wear the number 18 shirt this season.
A London boy, Arter came through Charlton Athletic’s academy before joining Woking in the summer of 2009. He was only in non-league for one season, though, with his performances attracting the attention of Eddie Howe and his staff at Bournemouth.
A key component in the Cherries midfield as they climbed the leagues, Arter has made 255 appearances for the club, while he’s also chipped in with 29 goals and 20 assists.
After playing 69 times in the Premier League for Bournemouth, he got further top flight experience under his belt last season on loan at Cardiff City.
Eligible to represent the Republic of Ireland through his grandparents, Arter won his first cap in June 2015, and now has 15 senior caps to his name.