Fulham have signed United States defender Tim Ream from Championship rivals Bolton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee.
“Fulhamerica” are at it again.
Fulham have completed the signing of Tim Ream from Bolton, after the Whites secured a work permit. This finally wraps up the transfer saga that involved Queens Park Rangers and Fulham dueling it out for Ream’s signature.
Speaking to his new club’s official website, he delightedly said, “I’m more than pleased to be here (at Fulham)”.
The American left back come occasional centre back made 126 appearances in three and a half year stay at The Macron Stadium, but failed to score a single goal in that time despite coming gut wrenchingly close on a number of occasions. While Ream hasn’t been a consistent call-up under Jurgen Klinsmann, the door is still open for him to establish himself as an option. His sterling play for Bolton last season earned him a call-up to the late fall friendly against the Czech Republic and to the Gold Cup, where he played the full 90 minutes of the USMNT’s group stage victory over Haiti.
Along with current midfielder Emerson Hyndman, Ream joins the likes of Clint Dempsey, Carlos Bocanegra, Brian McBride, and Kasey Keller as US players to suit up for the Cottagers.