Seventeen-year-old Singaporean Ben Davis has signed a professional contract with newly-promoted English Premier League club Fulham.
In an announcement on its website on Friday, Fulham FC said that Davis – along with Luca Ashby-Hammond, Sonny Hilton, Jaydn Mundle-Smith and Elias Frei – was among five scholars that signed their first pro contracts with the club.
The first Singaporean to join the club’s academy, Fulham said that last season the midfielder accrued a pass accuracy of over 90 per cent when playing for Colin Omogbehin’s Under-18s side.
They said he was also called up to the Singapore senior national team this year but has yet to make an appearance.
In July last year, Davis had signed with Fulham on a two-year scholarship.
“I will enjoy the achievement and success so far, but now it gives me the motivation, drive and desire to push on to achieve the ultimate goal of playing in the Fulham first team in the Premier League,” Davis was quoted as saying in a Channel NewsAsia report.
His goals now reportedly are to establish himself as a regular for the U-18 and U-23 team.