Football: Singaporean Ben Davis, 17, signs professional contract with EPL club Fulham

Singaporean Ben Davis signed a professional contract with Fulham of the English Premier League on July 13, 2018. He was called up to the Singaporean senior national team in 2018 but has not been capped.
Singaporean Ben Davis signed a professional contract with Fulham of the English Premier League on July 13, 2018. He was called up to the Singaporean senior national team in 2018 but has not been capped.PHOTO: FULHAM FC
Ben Davis (right) in action during a Fulham U-18 match against Chelsea.
Ben Davis (right) in action during a Fulham U-18 match against Chelsea.PHOTO: FULHAM FC
Debutant Ben Davis of Fulham FC under-18's trains with the national team on March 20, 2018.
Debutant Ben Davis of Fulham FC under-18's trains with the national team on March 20, 2018.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

SINGAPORE - Singaporean teenager Ben Davis has signed a professional contract with English Premier League side Fulham, taking a big step towards realising his dream of playing in the world's most popular football league one day.

The club announced the signing earlier on Friday afternoon (July 13). The move means that he will earn a weekly wage and while he will continue to play with the Under-18s and U-23s, he could earn the nod to train with the Fulham first team and even pull on the Cottagers' shirt in the EPL if he proves his worth.

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