Sky Bet Championship side Fulham have completed a deal to sign Derby County striker Chris Martin, the club have confirmed on their official website.
Reports have poured out over the last week of Wolves and Fulham making a move for the former Norwich City striker, but it’s Fulham who’ve completed a move and sealed a deal.
Martin joins the Cottagers on a season-long loan deal, but the deal has a clause that allows Fulham to make the deal a permanent one should the Scotland international be a success at Craven Cottage.
The 27-year-old has scored a fantastic 60 goals during his Derby County career packed into 121 appearances, but after a fairly average (by his standards) season last year, where he scored 14 goals, he’s been shown to the exit door.
Derby have brought in Matej Vydra in a club record deal from Watford, which would’ve immediately put Martin’s position into question, given that Derby only play with one up front.
Fulham fans will surely be extremely pleased with this deal following the departures of Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele up front.
Derby fans… what do you make of this deal? Is this a good bit of business? Did you want Martin to go? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!