In what has proved to be a dramatic transfer deadline day, Fulham have managed to pull off a serious coup in the shape of Vietto, who has spent his career playing for top Spanish clubs. It rounds off a very successful transfer window which has seen the club strengthen their squad significantly ahead of their return to the Premier League.
The 24-year-old will join Slavisa Jokanovic's side on a season-long loan deal after they agreed terms with his parent club Atletico Madrid.
Speaking to the club website, Vietto stated: "
“It’s an important change for me because this is my first experience here in England. I hope to do as well as possible.”
Despite being at the Spanish club since 2015, Vietto has only managed to make 38 appearances in all competitions, scoring on three occasions. He has subsequently been loaned out on two previous occasions to Sevilla and most recently Valencia during the second half of the season in La Liga.
He had a reasonably successful spell with the later club, scoring on five occasions. Th
Vietto joins up with a whole host of new signings at Craven Cottage including the likes of Jean Michael Seri, Alfie Mawson, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Andre Shurrle.
The signing is the latest indication that Fulham will not just be aiming to stay up this season but they will surely be looking to finish as high as possible.