25/06/2019

Walsall Sign Fulham Striker Elijah Adebayo

Walsall FC have confirmed the permanent signing of Fulham striker Elijah Adebayo, who will officially join the club on Monday, 1st July.
The imposing 21-year-old has played over thirty games at League Two level, having previously enjoyed loan spells at Cheltenham Town, Swindon Town, and Stevenage.

The 6’4” frontman becomes the Saddlers’ fourth summer signing and second in as many days following the arrival of midfielder James Hardy from AFC Fylde yesterday.

The powerful striker joined Fulham at Under-9 level and gained his first taste of men’s football on loan at Slough in 2016, scoring a hat-trick on his debut.

A temporary stint at Bognor Regis yielded five goals in seven outings and was followed by a six-month loan at Cheltenham, where he scored twice in seven matches.

He spent the first half of last season with Swindon, notching five goals in 30 games, before finishing the campaign at Stevenage.

Following the news of Elijah's impending arrival, Walsall manager Darrell Clarke spoke to club journalists and welcomed the towering striker to the club, speaking via the club's official website, Darrell said; "Elijah has got the attributes to be a top-class player and will certainly give us some strength up top.

"He’s quick, technically good, can win headers and run in behind. He’s got all the tools. He was at Fulham a long time and has had quite a few loan moves. The fact he’s now our player means he can settle and it’s up to ourselves now to kick him on.

"We want to improve him as a player and as a person, and hopefully he’ll be a good asset for us."

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