Transfer Window Review: Fulham
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 16, 2013
Five word review: (Too) slow and steady signings.
In: Maarten Stekelenburg (Roma, £4.76m), Sasha Riether (Cologne, £1.27m), Scott Parker (Tottenham Hotspur, £2m), Fernando Amorebieta (Athletic Bilbao, Free), Derek Boateng (Dnipro, Free), Ange-Freddy Plumain (Lens, Free), Elsad Zverotic (Young Boys, Free), Darren Bent (Aston Villa, Loan), Adel Taarabt (QPR, Loan).
Out: Corey Gamiero (Sydney, Free), Mark Schwarzer (Chelsea, Free), Richard Peniket (Tamworth, Free), Alex Smith (Swindon, Free), Dan Burn (Birmingham, Loan), Ryan Williams (Oxford United, Loan), Marcus Bettinelli (Accrington Stanley, Loan), Cauley Woodrow (Southend, Loan), Marcelo Trotta (Brentford, Loan).
Released: Chris Baird, Simon Davies, Mahamadou Diarra, Thomas Donegan, James Musa, Mladen Petric, Csaba Somogyi.
– Thrifty strengthening throughout the squad.
– Proven goalscorer in Darren Bent to share Dimitar Berbatov’s workload.
– No big-name signing.
– Question marks hanging over many of the many arrivals – such as Bent and Taarabt – based on their time at previous clubs.