Shorey joins Fulham on loan with view to permanent switch from Aston Villa

01 February 2010 02:14
Fulham have made their second signing of transfer deadline day with the capture of full-back Nicky Shorey on loan from Aston Villa for the rest of the season.

Shorey, 28, won two England caps during a successful time at Reading but has failed to establish himself since a move to Villa Park in 2008.

Villa boss Martin O'Neill recalled the England international from his loan at Coca-Cola Championship side Nottingham Forest last week, but he has now allowed the 28-year-old to join Fulham, who are struggling at left-back thanks to an injury to Paul Konchesky.

The Cottagers have the option to make the transfer permanent should Shorey impress boss Roy Hodgson.

Fulham earlier completed the long-running deal for Italy Under-21 international striker Stefano Okana from Roma while Diomansy Kamara was moved on, also on loan, to Celtic for the rest of the campaign.

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