Fulham tie up Stockdale deal

04 June 2008 05:04
Fulham have completed the signing of Darlington's highly-rated young goalkeeper David Stockdale. The 22-year-old, who made 55 first-team appearances for the Quakers after starting his career at York City, has signed a two-year deal with the Premier League side after moving to Craven Cottage for an undisclosed fee. Stockdale told the Cottagers' official website: "I'm delighted that my move to Fulham has finally been made official as it's always been a dream of mine to play in the Premier League. "I'd like to thank the manager, colleagues, staff and the fans of Darlington who have all been great to me and I leave the club with some wonderful memories." Fulham manager Roy Hodgson added: "David Stockdale is a welcome addition to the squad and I'm delighted that he joins us for the start of pre-season. "He's one of a number of highly-rated young English goalkeepers and he'll continue to develop his skills and realise his full potential at Fulham under the guidance of Mike Kelly and the rest of my coaching staff. "We're hopeful of great things from David and I'm confident that he'll be a valuable asset to the team in the future."

Source: ESA