Timothy Castagne joins Leicester City from Fulham

August 29, 2023
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Timothy Castagne Transfer News: Fulham have signed Leicester defender Timothy Castagne for a cost of £13.5 million.

The Cottagers have signed the full-back, who can play on both flanks as well as at wing-back, on a four-year contract with the option of an additional year.

Marco Silva has been urgently trying to bolster his squad after a shaky start to the new season, and he sees the versatile defender as an ideal match.

On Sunday, Fulham and Leicester had progressed their talks about signing Castagne, and the Premier League club has officially unveiled him as their newest signing after the player had a medical on Monday.

Castagne told FFCtv when his arrival was confirmed, “I feel very good.” It’s been a long transfer period, but I’m finally here, and I’m glad to be here.

It’s a huge relief. I’ve spoken with the manager, and I can’t wait to go back to training and playing.’

Fulham vice-chairman and director of football operations Tony Khan also expressed his joy at bringing in the 33-year-old Belgian international.

‘I’m looking forward to welcoming Timothy Castagne to Fulham,’ he said. ‘He’s a versatile and very talented defender with Premier League and international experience for Belgium.

‘I’m delighted that Timothy has agreed to a four-year deal with us, and we believe he’ll be a fantastic addition to Marco’s squad!’

Timothy Castagne: Career Stats

The 27-year-old began his professional career with Genk before moving on to Atalanta, where his performances piqued the curiosity of various teams.

The Belgian joined Leicester from Serie A in a £22 million deal three years ago and helped the club win the FA Cup a year later, as well as the Europa League and the Europa Conference League.

He spent three years at the King Power Stadium, making 112 appearances in all competitions, but he also played a role in the Foxes’ relegation to the Championship last season.

Castagne will battle for game time at Craven Cottage with Kenny Tete, Kevin Mbabu, and Antonee Robinson.

His new squad is coming off a 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the weekend, despite playing the final 15 minutes with 10 men after Calvin Bassey was sent off.

On Tuesday evening, they play Tottenham in the Carabao Cup before traveling to Manchester City on Saturday.

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