Fulham fans react to Taggart signing: Australians do well in England

Felix Magath - Fulham Manager

Fulham today announced the signing of Australian striker Adam Taggart on a three-year deal.

The 21-year-old joins from Newcastle Jets after finishing top scorer in the A-League last season, as well as Young Player of the Year.

Taggart was part of Australia's World Cup squad but failed to net as his side lost all three of their group games.

Nevertheless, Fulham have seen enough potential in the young forward to bring him to Craven Cottage in the hope that he can fire up their bid to bounce straight back out of the Championship.

Felix Magath's side were relegated from the Premier League last term and Cottagers fans will depend on Taggart to do what they often failed to last campaign: score goals.

The news means Kostas Mitroglou's departure from west London is now even more likely, with Turkish side Besiktas favourites to take the Greek striker on loan with a view to a permanent deal.

On the whole, Fulham fans have been enthused by their signing of 21-year-old Ozzie Taggart, with one fan pointing to the rich tradition of Australians on these shores - Mark Viduka, Harry Kewell, Lucas Neill, Tim Cahill and so on.

Others have not been impressed by Taggart's World Cup performances, however, while some Australian fans think the young striker should have moved elsewhere.

Here's a selection of what fans have made of the move on Twitter...

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