Tom Cairney: Fulham sign Blackburn midfielder

Tom Cairney
Tom Cairney made 45 appearances in all competitions last season for Blackburn Rovers.

Fulham have announced the signing of Blackburn Rovers midfielder Tom Cairney for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old has penned a four-year deal with the west London club, with the option of a further year.

The former Hull City trainee joined Rovers on a three-and-a-half-year deal in January 2014 and went on to make 85 appearances at Ewood Park.

"I'm delighted. Fulham is a very attractive club to come to," Cairney told the club website.external-link

"For most of my life, Fulham have been a Premier League club and have only been out of it for a year.

"Every player wants to play in the Premier League and if I can do that with Fulham that would be fantastic."

Cairney was born in Nottingham, but has played for Scotland Under-19s and under-21s by virtue of his Scottish father.

He is Fulham's third summer addition so far after they signed midfielder Ben Pringle from Rotherham and goalkeeper Andy Lonergan from Bolton.

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