USMNT star Ream signs new two-year contract with Fulham

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The defender has extended his association with the Cottagers - who are preparing for life back in the Premier League - through to the summer of 2020

Fulham have announced that U.S national team star Tim Ream has committed to a new two-year contract with the club.

A deal which is set to take the 30-year-old through to at least 2020 includes the option for a 12-month extension.

Ream has been with the Cottagers since 2015 and has taken in over 120 appearances for the club.

He helped them win promotion back to the Premier League in 2017-18, while collecting the coveted Player of the Season award at Craven Cottage, and is delighted to have penned fresh terms on the eve of a return to the big time.

Ream told the club’s official website: “I wanted to sort it out fairly quickly. It gives you the freedom and the licence to go out and focus on the football, so it’s just nice to have it done.

“The goal all along was to be in the Premier League, and now to have the opportunity to play there with this group of guys is something that I think we’re all looking forward to, not just myself, and hopefully we can make it special this year.”

Fulham’s vice-chairman, Tony Khan, added: “I’m thrilled to announce that Fulham Football Club has agreed to a contract extension with Tim Ream.

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“Since his arrival, Tim has set unparalleled standards for professionalism and dedication, and because of his contributions to our success in the past year he was voted our Player of the Season.

“It's therefore only fitting that Tim will continue his career at Craven Cottage, where his love affair with the Fulham faithful and their exuberant chants of “REAM!” shall continue.”

Fulham are set to open the 2018-19 Premier League campaign at home to Crystal Palace on August 11, before then taking in a London derby with Tottenham in their second outing.

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