Yeni Malatyaspor confirmed the arrival of Aboubakar Kamara from Fulham just before the transfer window closed.

The Turkish club had been strongly linked with a move for Kamara in the last few weeks of the transfer window and they finally managed to get their man on a loan deal until the summer.

The Fulham outcast has spoken about why he chose to sign for Malatyaspor following his transfer as covered by Haberturk: “I came here because I believe in this project. Lots of clubs wanted me but Yeni Malatyaspor was the most passionate one. I have my targets and I think I joined a great club.”

Yeni Malatyaspor president Adil Gevrek has also confirmed the Super Kig club have a right of redemption clause to make Kamara’s move permanent in the summer: “Kamara had lots of offers but thankfully he decided to join our club.

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“I hope he will make a great impact here. He is a very important player and we are believing in him. We have a €15m redemption clause, hopefully, he will do well, and we will consider activating that.”

It always seemed likely Kamara would leave Fulham before the window closed after events recently. The player was criticised by Claudio Ranieri for taking a penalty against Huddersfield Town, which went against team orders.

More recently Kamara was involved in an altercation with a Fulham member of staff which has ultimately led to his exit from Craven Cottage.

Kamara is under contract with Fulham until June 2021. They will hope he never returns.