Ruben Loftus-Cheek joins Fulham from Chelsea on season-long loan

Ruben Loftus-Cheek joins Fulham from Chelsea on season-long loan

- Ruben Loftus-Cheek has completed a season-long loan move to Fulham

- The England international joined the Craven Cottage outfit on deadline day

- The 24-year-old has been unable to cement a starting place in Frank Lampard's squad

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek made a race against time to move to newly-promoted Premier League Fulham on deadline day.

And the owner of the Cottagers Tony Khan believes the club have landed a world-class midfielder in their ranks.

The 24-year-old has had limited playing time under Frank Lampard this season as the Englishman decided to join fellow London rivals on a temporary basis.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek joins Fulham from Chelsea on season-long loan
Ruben Loftus-Cheek joins Fulham from Chelsea on a season-long loan. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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This will be Loftus-Cheek's second loan spell away from Chelsea after spending the 2017-18 campaign on loan at Crystal Palace.

The ten-capped England international was happy with the move as he told the club’s official website:

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“I’m really happy to come ‘next door’, if you will!”
“I watched Fulham at the start of the season and they looked like they’re playing decent football. With this manager, I think I can get back to my best football. That’s the main thing for me, to find my form and help this team win games.”

Fulham owner Khan is excited about the arrival of Loftus-Cheek at Craven Cottage to help the club stay afloat in the Premier League this season.

The owner said:

“I’m thrilled to announce the arrival of Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Fulham Football Club on loan from Chelsea FC.
“Ruben is a world-class player in the prime of his career, he has earned great experience in the Premier League, and we believe he will be so valuable to our club in our fight ahead of us. Come on Fulham!”

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Emerson Palmieri could make a deadline day move to join current defending Serie A champions Juventus, according to reports from Italy.

The Italian international has made just two appearances for Frank Lampard's side in the Carabao Cup but has failed to make matchday squads in Chelsea's four Premier League matches.

The 26-year-old who has been frozen out of Lampard's side since the end of last season is understood to be keen on making a return to Serie A to save his international career.

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