Fulham winger Floyd Ayite has left the Cottagers to join up with Turkish top-flight Gençlerbirliği on a permanent deal.
All the very best of luck in Turkey, Floyd! 🤝
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) September 2, 2019
The 30-year-old joined the Cottagers in 2016 and played his part as Slavisa Jokanovic’s side won promotion to the top-flight in the 17/18 campaign, scoring some crucial goals for the side.
However, he struggled for regular game time last season, featuring in just 16 games as Fulham were relegated back to the second-tier.
And, Scott Parker’s appointment as manager on a permanent basis hasn’t changed Ayite’s fortunes, with the former player only using the ex-Reims man once this season – as a sub in the opening day defeat to Barnsley.
With Anthony Knockaert, Aboubakar Kamara and Ivan Cavaleiro ahead of him in the pecking order, the Londoners have sanctioned Ayite’s sale, with the deal confirmed on their official site this afternoon.
He will join up with his new club immediately and will hope to spark an upturn in form for Gençlerbirliği, who are currently bottom of the Turkish Super Lig having lost their first three games of the season.
This is a somewhat surprising move as Ayite has shown that he can be a good player at this level and some fans may feel he should be ahead of Kamara and on the bench.
But, he will want to be playing each week and that’s clearly not going to happen at Craven Cottage when Cavaleiro and Knockaert are around.
So, this is a good move for the winger and he will leave Fulham with happy memories after a good first two years with the club.
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