Fulham are ready to give their goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli a new deal, to cap an impressive start to the season for the 26-year old.
Bettinelli started the season on the bench at Craven Cottage but managed to force his way into the first-team, impressing so much that he even forced his way into Gareth Southgate’s plans, and was called-up for the Nations Cup matches against Spain and Switzerland in September.
He has also captained Fulham this season, and has been one of the few highlights for the club this season which has seen them drop into the bottom three after a series of disappointing defeats.
Now Bettinelli, who signed his first professional contract with Fulham as an 18-year old, is set to be rewarded for his efforts this season with a new and improved deal, reports The Daily Mail.
Born in Camberwell, Bettinelli is of partial Italian descent through his father.
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