On a frantic last day of business Fulham broke their transfer record with the purchase of Marseille’s André Franck Zambo Anguissa, a deal which took their summer spending over £100m on their return to the Premier League.
Fulham confirmed the arrival of Anguissa for around £30m having been granted permission by the Premier League to complete the formalities of the move after the 5pm cutoff.
The 22-year-old Cameroon international had undertaken a medical in the south of France earlier in the day. The defensive midfielder agreed a four‑year deal worth £67,000 a week.
Fulham had sought similar extra time to secure the loan signings of Timothy Fosu-Mensah, a versatile defender who spent last season at Crystal Palace, and Luciano Vietto from Manchester United and Atlético Madrid respectively.