We are pleased to confirm the signing of highly rated Newport County defender Jay Williams on a scholarship basis.
The 16-year-old joins the club following a successful trial during pre-season which saw him feature above his years against Bournemouth and QPR Under-23s.
The centre half was called up to the Wales Under-17 National side in November and impressed in Newport's pre-season.
"I’m over the moon to sign for such a big club like Fulham and I can’t wait to get started." He told fulhamfc.com. "My trial went really well and now I’m getting to know the boys it’s all going nicely.
"Playing in the Under-23s whilst on trial is a challenging and good environment, but I’m enjoying it.
"The boys have had a great start against Spurs and they’re all really good players, hopefully I can add a bit extra.
"Newport is a great club. They’ve done a lot for me over the last three years. My goal here is to progress into the Under-23s and work towards my pro contract.”