Fulham confirm loan signing of Soares

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Fulham have confirmed the signing of left-back Rafa Soares on a season-long loan from Porto.

The Portugal Under-21 international is currently recovering from an ankle injury and is due to return to training next month.

Announcing the signing, Fulham said they “fought off two major European clubs” to sign Soares, 22, and that he is keen to test himself in English football.

Soares told Fulham’s website: “I had other options, other clubs were interested in me, but the way Fulham acted, I was decisive that I wanted to come here, and I think it’s the right time to be here.

“Fulham has a reputation of a Premier League club and this season I want to help put the club back in the place it belongs.”