Fulham set to reward goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli with new contract
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 06/09/18 11:50am
Fulham are to open talks over a new contract with keeper Marcus Bettinelli, Sky Sports News has been told.
On Tuesday, Sky Sports broke the news the 26-year old had received a call from Gareth Southgate to join his England squad for their UEFA Nations League opener against Spain and the friendly against Switzerland.
The keeper, who joined Fulham in 2011, started the season on the bench at Craven Cottage, but has now forced his way into Slavisa Jokanovic's first team.
With his starting place at Fulham under threat, Bettinelli turned down a move to West Ham in the summer and was also linked with a move to west London neighbours Chelsea.
Southgate knows Bettinelli after working with him in the U21s set up. The England boss called Bettinelli on Tuesday morning and invited him to join the squad as a fourth goalkeeper.
Bettinelli has started Fulham's last two league matches, which have resulted in a victory against Burnley and a draw at Brighton.