Taggart signs three-year deal with Fulham

Adam Taggart scrambles for a chance against Spain at the World Cup.
Adam Taggart scrambles for a chance against Spain at the World Cup.

The 21-year-old Socceroo this week signed a three-year deal with 2013-14 Premier League side Fulham.

Taggart joins the London-based club as it looks to win the English Championship in 2014-15 and earn its Premier League spot back after being relegated at the end of last season.

With Tim Cahill suspended after two yellow cards, Taggart was named Australia’s starting striker against Spain at the World Cup in Brazil on Monday.

But the young player struggled to have an impact ” as did many of his teammates ” in the Socceroos’ 3-0 loss against the defending champions.

The 2013-14 A-League golden boot winner was subbed off for second division Bundesliga attacker Ben Halloran in the 46th minute.

Taggart, who became an A-League star with the Newcastle Jets, has a firm eye on improvement in England.

‘I’m looking forward to starting a new chapter in my career with Fulham and working hard to take my game to another level,’ he said in a statement.