Fulham signing Okaka happy to sign off from Roma with matchwinner

Stefano Okaka says he is leaving Roma for Fulham today.

Stefano Okaka says he is leaving Roma for Fulham today.

The Italian marked his last game for the Eternal City by coming on as a second-half substitute and scoring the winner two minutes from time in his side's 2-1 victory against Siena.

Okaka is joining the Cottagers on a six-month loan deal and is relishing the opportunity to link up with Roy Hodgson.

He said: "It (scoring) was a great satisfaction. It was a great joy to celebrate with the fans.

"I wanted to do well because I'm leaving (for London).

"The (Roma) fans have always loved me and I have always tried to work hard.

"Work always pays off and in the last five months I have taken many satisfactions.

"Now I will pack my bags and leave.

"It's normal that I will feel nostalgic for these fans, but I am going there (Fulham) to do well and we will see what happens.

"I have already met (Roy) Hodgson.

"He is a great person and I am going there to learn from him."

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