Fulham signed Swansea goalkeeper Steven Benda on Wednesday in a deal worth a reported £1 million. Benda agreed a three-year contract with the Premier League club, who hold an option to extend by a further year.
“It’s a massive club with a lot of history and tradition, so I’m really happy to be here,” the 24-year-old German said. Just look at this stadium, and the club itself, playing for (manager) Marco Silva, it was a very easy decision.”
Benda joined Swansea from 1860 Munich in 2017 and had loan spells at Swindon and Peterborough. He made 23 appearances for the Welsh club last season, with a knee injury in January cutting short his campaign.
Steven signs! 🙌
Welcome, @stevenbenda1. 🤍
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 30, 2023
Benda is still recovering from that injury and may not return to action until later this season. When fit, he will provide competition for Fulham’s first-choice keeper Bernd Leno and deputy Marek Rodak.
In other news – Chelsea fight back to beat Wimbledon in the League Cup
Chelsea survived an early scare as they came from a goal down to claim a 2-1 win over fourth-tier AFC Wimbledon in the second round of the League Cup at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
The League Two visitors took a shock lead from the penalty spot in the 19th minute through James Tilley after Chelsea keeper Robert Sanchez brought down Harry Pell inside the box. Read more