Luke Garbutt has completed a season-long loan move to Fulham.

The 22-year-old signed a new five-year deal at Goodison Park last month, and will spend the 2015/16 campaign with Kit Symons’ Championship team.

Speaking to fulhamfc.com, Garbutt said: “When I got the call saying Fulham wanted me on a season-long loan, I spoke to the manager and the staff here and I liked what they had to say and their plans for me this season. They’ve shown their faith and trust in me. I’m really looking forward to working with the boys and obviously the main objective is to get promoted this season.”

Roberto Martinez: “Luke is ready to go on loan and gain playing time and experience which will further help his development and, ultimately, help him to fulfil his potential,

“He has all the talent in the world with his cultured left foot and he will shine and be a massive asset in the Fulham team and in their dressing room.

“This was always the plan for Luke after he impressed last season and regular, competitive football is the next step in his development. In his position, he is one of the most talented young players in England.”

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