Fulham set to sign Cedric Soares on loan from Arsenal

Fulham set to sign Cedric Soares on loan from Arsenal
Fulham set to sign Cedric Soares on loan from Arsenal

Fulham are set to complete the loan signing of Arsenal defender Cedric Soares this week, sources have told ESPN.

Negotiations have accelerated in recent days and the two clubs have now agreed in principle to a six-month loan deal with no option or obligation to make it a permanent deal. Cédric’s contract with Arsenal runs until 2024 and his future will then be reviewed.

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Sources have told ESPN that Fulham will cover Cedric’s full salary and that, contrary to reports elsewhere, the defender earns almost £100,000 a week at Arsenal.

Fulham boss Marco Silva has made Cedric a priority signing in this window, seeing the Portugal international’s experience and versatility as a vital addition as the club look to carry on after a strong start to life in the Premier League. League.

They are seventh after nine wins and four draws in their opening 21 appearances as they seek to secure a second straight season in English football’s top flight for the first time since 2013-14.

Cedric has made just four appearances for Arsenal this season as manager Mikel Arteta has been largely reluctant to change a winning side with seven players starting every league game this season.

Silva and Cedric have enjoyed a strong working relationship since their time at Sporting CP – winning the Portuguese Cup together when Silva coached in 2014-15.

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. Fulham set to sign loan Cedric Soares Arsenal

. Fulham set sign Cedric Soares loan Arsenal

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