“I loved every minute of my time at Cardiff. The atmosphere in that stadium was just incredible and from the moment I walked into the club, the fans were fantastic to me. It was just such a shame that we couldn't quite stay up,” Arter told the Irish Independent after confirming his exit from Cardiff City.
The Cottagers have just appointed Arter’s brother-in-law Scott Parker as their new permanent manager, seemingly strengthening the possibility of a potential switch to Craven Cottage.
The Republic of Ireland international still has two years left on his contract at Bournemouth where he picks up £40,000 per week in wages, according to Spotrac.
But Arter hasn’t been a regular with the Cherries since the 2016-17 campaign. He managed just 11 league starts for Bournemouth in the 2017-18 campaign, before joining Cardiff on a season-long loan deal this season.
At 29, his influence is seemingly on the wane, but he has still shown his capabilities in a Cardiff shirt this season after making 25 Premier League appearances for the Bluebirds, averaging 2.5 tackles per game.
Fulham will be looking to make several changes this summer as they will seek an immediate return to the top-flight. Arter could be an astute buy, although he may have to lower his current wages to push through a move.
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