Joao Palhinha’s new Fulham contract, which ties the midfielder to Craven Cottage till 2028, doesn’t have a launch clause in it.
The Portugal worldwide got here near becoming a member of Bayern Munich in a €65m deal on deadline day.
The deal collapsed on the final minute with the participant already in Munich as a result of Fulham couldn’t signal a alternative in time.
Fulham additionally turned down a £45m provide from West Ham for the 28-year-old in July.
Palhinha joined the west London membership for £20m from Sporting Lisbon in July 2022 on a five-year deal, making 35 appearances within the Premier League – and successful extra tackles than every other participant within the course of – as Marco Silva’s facet completed tenth within the desk final season.
And Palhinha, who scored a late equaliser at Arsenal in August, might even keep on the Cottage till 2029, with Fulham additionally having the choice to increase his deal by an extra 12 months.
“I really feel joyful,” Palhinha informed FFCtv. “Plenty of historical past occurred these few weeks for me, you heard a variety of issues about my future, however I am simply centered on my work at Fulham.
“I all the time have 100 per cent dedication with this membership, I’ve all of the respect for the membership, for the followers. Because the first day, they supported me loads, and me and my household felt this because the first second that I arrived right here.
“I’ll give every part that I’ve. It was all the time like that, on the sphere, outdoors of the sphere, in our dressing room with my teammates.
“I’ve a variety of respect for everybody right here in Fulham and I’m prepared to start out once more, to provide all my finest, and I need to obtain good issues.”
Fulham at the moment are in a fair stronger place
Evaluation by Sky Sports activities Information Chief Reporter Kaveh Solhekol:
“Bayern actually needed Palhinha. The deal collapsed on Deadline Day, as late as you can get, as a result of the
deadline in Germany on Deadline Day was 5pm, in comparison with 11pm right here.
“Palhinha had flown to Bayern Munich, he thought he was going to get that dream transfer, a deal had nearly been agreed
for €65m – and bear in mind this was a participant purchased final summer time for simply £20m.
“It appeared prefer it was going to occur, however then on the final minute, Fulham couldn’t safe a alternative and so they
weren’t prepared to let him go except they obtained in a alternative.
“In order that they stated, ‘sorry, you’ll need to fly again,’ however he flew again and he missed the sport in opposition to Man Metropolis the
If Bayern Munich are going to attempt to signal him once more sooner or later, Fulham are going to be in a fair stronger place
“However excellent news for Fulham followers as he has signed this actually lengthy contract and I’m being informed that it doesn’t have a launch clause. Lots of people have been considering he had solely signed a protracted contract as a result of it had a launch clause and he’s going to finish up getting the transfer to Bayern, however I don’t assume that’s the case as I’m being informed his new contract doesn’t include a launch clause.
“So, if Munich are going to attempt to signal him once more sooner or later, Fulham are going to be in a fair stronger place and it’s incredible information for the Premier League as he is among the finest defensive midfielders, even midfielders, within the league.”