Joachim Andersen was one of the players who arrived at Fulham in the final stretch of the summer transfer window.

He joined the Cottagers on a season-long loan deal from Lyon, a year after signing for the Ligue 1 side on a permanent deal.

Sylvinho was in charge at Lyon when the centre-back agreed to join the French club, but the Brazilian was sacked in October and replaced by Rudi Garcia, with the latter never giving prominence to the 24-year-old.

Having failed to have the confidence and belief of his manager, the Denmark international decided to join Fulham on a loan deal in the last window.

The former Sampdoria man is a regular for the Premier League side and was even handed the captain’s armband in his first few months at Craven Cottage.

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“I’m proud to have been captain in some matches. It has been a great experience, and I am really, really happy to be here,” Andersen told BT.

“After hearing about the interest, I researched how they played. Among other things, I talked to my former teammate in Lyon, Kenny Tete, who only told good things about the club and the coach, who of course I also talked to several times.”

“Scott Parker said I would get an important role without having to get into too much. He gave me a good feeling and peace of mind.”

The defender detailed his decision to move to the Premier League, but he refused to discuss where he will play once his loan deal with Fulham expires.

“The Premier League is the world’s biggest showcase. If you do well here, lots of opportunities will probably open up, which was also one of the reasons why I chose the Premier League,” he explained.

“Whether it is in Lyon, in Fulham or at another club, we’ll have to look at that this summer.”

When categorically asked if he doesn’t rule out a return to Lyon, the Dane said: “No not at all. But it’s important to me that the coach shows me confidence and trusts me – as is now the case with Scott Parker. Otherwise, it does not really make sense for either party.”