Decordova-Reid Joins Fulham

Thursday 8 August 2019 20:00

The Club is delighted to confirm the signing of Bobby Decordova-Reid on loan from Cardiff City, subject to domestic and international clearance.

The 26-year-old forward will remain at Craven Cottage for the duration of the season, in a deal that could later become permanent.

Decordova-Reid last played in the Championship in 2017/18 when he netted 19 league goals and was named in the PFA Team of the Year.

He joined local team Bristol City as a youngster, progressing through the ranks until he made his senior debut as an 18-year-old on the final day of the 2010/11 Championship season.

After taking in loan spells at Cheltenham Town, Oldham Athletic and Plymouth Argyle, Decordova-Reid established himself in the Robins midfield, before the decision to move him further forward paid huge dividends.

Playing as a striker, he hit 21 goals in all competitions as City finished eight points off the Play-Offs and reached the Semi-Finals of the EFL Cup, where Decordova-Reid was on target at the Etihad in a hard fought 5-3 aggregate defeat by Manchester City.

His form meant that he was playing Premier League football the following term as Cardiff City took him to Wales, and he netted five top flight goals despite only starting 15 matches.