Joao Palhinha has extended his contract at Fulham until 2028; the new deal does not include a release clause; the Portugal international was on the verge of joining Bayern Munich in a €65 million move on deadline day.
Joao Palhinha’s new Fulham deal, which keeps him at Craven Cottage until 2028, does not include a release clause.
On deadline day, the Portugal international came within €65 million of joining Bayern Munich.
Fulham were unable to find a substitute in time, thus the agreement fell through at the last minute, with the player already in Munich.
In July, Fulham rebuffed down a £45 million bid from West Ham for the 28-year-old.
Palhinha joined the west London club on a five-year agreement for £20 million from Sporting Lisbon in July 2022, making 35 Premier League games and earning more tackles than any other player as Marco Silva’s team ended 10th in the table.
Joao Palhinha is staying with Cottagers until 2028
Palhinha, who scored a late equalizer against Arsenal in August, might potentially continue at Craven Cottage until 2029, with Fulham having the option to extend his contract by another year.
“I feel happy,” Palhinha said to FFCtv. “A lot of history has happened in the last few weeks for me, and you’ve heard a lot about my future, but I’m just focused on my work at Fulham.”
“I have always given my all to this club, and I have the utmost respect for the club and the fans.” They have always been really supportive of me, and my family and I have felt this since the day I arrived.
“I’ll give everything I’ve got.” It was always like that, on the field, off the field, and in the locker room with my teammates.
“I have a lot of respect for everyone in Fulham, and I am ready to start over, to give it my all, and to achieve great things.”