Fulham sign Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Joe Bryan
Fulham have completed deadline-day moves for Olympique de Marseille's Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Bristol City full-back Joe Bryan, the Premier League new boys confirmed on Thursday.
As well as loan deals for Sergio Rico, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Luciano Vietto, Fulham brought Bryan in on a four-year deal, with Zambo Anguissa putting pen to paper on a five-year deal subject to a work permit.
Left-back Bryan had appeared set for Aston Villa earlier in the day, but snubbed the Villains in order to secure a Premier League move.
"The opportunity to play in the Premier League is one you can't turn down as you may never get it again in your lifetime," the 24-year-old told the club's official website. "I'm used to playing fast attacking football, so hopefully I can slot right in."
RMC reported earlier on Thursday that Fulham had made a €30 million bid for 22-year-old Cameroon international Zambo Anguissa, who moves to Craven Cottage as Fulham's second major Ligue 1 signing this summer following the arrival of Jean Michael Seri from OGC Nice.
He represented the Indomitable Lions at the 2017 Confederations Cup, will compete with the likes of Tom Cairney, Stefan Johansen and Kevin McDonald for a starting spot in the Londoners' midfield.
"I am delighted to have signed for Fulham today," Zambo Anguissa told the club's website. "This is a new chapter in my career and one I'm really looking forward to.
"I hope to bring my qualities to this new project. I like a challenge and I will ensure that I give my very best to my team, the Club, and the supporters."
The youngster moved to France with Stade de Reims after beginning his career with Coton Sport, and signed for OM in 2015 after one year in the Champagne region.
Fulham begin their Premier League campaign at home against Crystal Palace on Saturday.