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Just by looking at Fulham’s list of record transfers, it would be easy to conclude they are among the biggest spenders currently playing in the Championship. And that may very well be true but it wasn’t alway like that.
The Cottagers started splashing their cash only in their more modern history and while the last two decades have had plenty of lucrative deals, 2018/19, in particular, was a real rollercoaster of emotion for both the club and the fans alike. Before that, their transfer record was actually held by Steve Marlet who joined the club from Olympique Lyon for £15.8m back in 2001/02.
But then, everything suddenly changed and Fulham went on a spending spree. Four players bought in 2018/19 were expensive enough to break into the top ten and three of them currently occupy the top three spots on that list as well.
The title of the biggest arrival to date still belongs to Jean Michael Seri who joined the Cottagers from OGC Nice, after his reported move to Barcelona had gone under, for £27m. Andre Zambo Anguissa and Aleksandar Mitrovic are second and third on that list respectively.
But their departures are equally impressive and lucrative too. Ryan Sessegnon’s exit to Tottenham Hotspur for £24.3m in 2019/20 broke the previous record that was held by Mousa Dembele’s £17.1m move in 2012/13 to, interestingly enough, Spurs once again.
Needless to say, there were some incredible players trotting the pitches of the Craven Cottage stadium and most likely none were more popular than George Best himself. One of the best footballers in the history of the game moved to Fulham from Manchester United in 1976 and after his prime years but still managed to make an impact.
Other than him, the transfer of Edwin van der Sar surely ranks highly on the list of the most popular ones, as does Brede Hangeland’s, which even ended up becoming one of the best the club would ever do.
And then there are the likes of Mortiz Volz, Dembele, Damien Duff and the unforgettable forwards like Brian McBride, Louis Saha, Bobby Zamora and of course, Dimitar Berbatov for his two-year stint at Craven Cottage.
That is quite a list there, huh?