Fulham have officially announced the signing of Joe Bryan from Bristol City on a four-year deal, with an option for a one year extension.
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 9, 2018
Joe Bryan enjoyed a fine campaign with the Robins in the Championship last time out, and caught the eye with a succession of swashbuckling displays at left-back.
Despite having done some excellent business in other areas of the pitch – including the recruitment of Alfie Mawson, Calum Chambers, Jean Michael Seri, Andre Schurrle and Aleksandar Mitrovic – the squad looked light in the left-back department.
The late, deadline day signing of Bryan though brings quality and depth to the left full-back berth and also allows Ryan Sessegnon to be deployed in a more advanced role.
Many Fulham fans have been desperate for the Cottagers sign a left-back and will have been delighted to see Bryan announced.
Plenty took to Twitter to welcome the new man to the club and the Premier League…
Welcome to the oldest club in London Joe
— Patrick Dodds (@fulhampat) 9 August 2018
A LEFT BACK!!!! Get in. Best transfer window we have ever had
— Michael Cox (@MichaelCox3792) 9 August 2018
Big one that! Finally a LB!
— Matt Clune (@Cluneage94) 9 August 2018
I have no idea what’s going on – this transfer window is now out of control #unbelievablescenes
— Clare Taylor (@booradley76) 9 August 2018
Bryan most important signing today
— D (@FFCDom2) August 9, 2018
Think Joe Bryan is actually much better suited to our style of play and at the fraction of the price. Much more dynamic which is needed especially on a left side that wasn’t really direct enough before #FFC
— Joe Smith (@JoeSmith1818) August 9, 2018
Joe Bryan is already a hero
— brandon (@BrandonFFC_) August 9, 2018
Delighted with the Bryan signing, will do well in the prem imo
— Ciaran (@CJ_FFC) August 9, 2018