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Tim Ream Completes Move to Fulham

Who saw that coming?

It's a very sad day for me, even though we all knew it was coming it doesn't make it any easier - Tim Ream has completed his move from Bolton Wanderers to Fulham, signing a four year deal with an option for a further year with the most irrelevant club in England.

The club, in their infinite wisdom, have decided to keep the fee undisclosed - which just rubs further salt in the wounds - even though we all know our best defender has been sold for a sickening £1.7m, with potential to rise to £2.3m. Incredibly cheap for a player of his type and quality.

The American left back come occasional centre back made 126 appearances in three and a half year stay at The Macron Stadium, but failed to score a single goal in that time despite coming gut wrenchingly close on a number of occasions.

Ream joined the club as a replacement for Gary Cahill in the January of 2012, from New York Red Bulls, and went on to win the player of the year award twice as he became one of the few dependable figures in the team.

He joins fellow former Wanderer Andy Lonergan at Craven Cottage, who joined the London club on a free this summer.

Through gritted teeth and tearful eyes, we thank Tim for all his efforts and wish him the best of the luck in the future.

If you can't tell from the article, I'm rather emotional. I even wrote a poem about Ream's departure, which can be read here.

With the move finally completed, we'll hopefully now see some incomings, with Wellington Silva coming in on a season-long loan from Arsenal already confirmed.