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Fulham complete superb Castagne coup for fraction of price Leicester paid; shirt number revealed

Fulham full-back Timothy Castagne

Fulham have completed the signing of full-back Timothy Castagne from Leicester - (image via official Fulham website - www.fulhamfc.com)

Fulham have confirmed the arrival of Belgium international Timothy Castagne from Leicester City, and the Cottagers have paid a fraction of the price the Foxes paid just three years ago.

Castagne, 27, joined Leicester from Atalanta to the tune of €25m (approx. £21.4m) in the summer window of 2020. The right-back – who is equally adept at operating on the left side too – quickly established himself as an attacking threat in England.

Castagne racked up five goals and eight assists during his 112 appearances for Leicester. However, with the Foxes suffering relegation last term, a slew of exits were always going to be on the cards.

Fulham spied an opportunity to add creativity to their full-back positions and per both theirs and Leicester’s official websites, Castagne is now a Fulham player.

“I feel very good,” Castagne told FFCtv during his unveiling at Craven Cottage. “It’s been a long transfer window, but finally I’m here, and I’m happy to be here.

“It’s a big relief. I’ve talked to the manager and I just can’t wait to start training and playing.”

Finer details of Fulham coup emerge

The Athletic shed light on the transfer fee involved, revealing Fulham’s deal is worth £15m including future add-ons. As such, Leicester have made a surprising loss of around £6.4m on the talented defender.

Fulham confirmed Castagne will wear the No 21 shirt and has signed a four-year deal running until 2027.

Per the Athletic, the contract also contains a club option for an extra 12 months.

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