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Christie in action for Ireland during a friendly against Oman in 2016. Credit: Laszlo Geczo


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Republic of Ireland international Cyrus Christie has secured a deadline day move to Fulham from Midlesborough for an undisclosed fee.


The right-back has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the London club which will keep him at Craven Cottage until at least the summer of 2021 with an option for the club to extend by a further 12 months.


“I am very excited to welcome Cyrus into the Fulham family on a three and a half year deal,” Fulham director of football operations Tony Kahn told the club's website.


“He is a fantastic young player who brings both an international pedigree and a wealth of Championship experience with him.


“I can’t wait for him to join us and help the squad continue to push for promotion.”


The 25-year-old began his career at hometown club Coventry City going on to make 119 appearances for the Sky Blues before moving on to Derby County in 2014.


He made another 119 appearances while at Pride Park before signing for Middlesborough last summer.


Christie made his Republic of Ireland senior debut against the USA in 2014 and has earned a total of 15 caps so far in his career.


He became an integral part of Martin O’Neill’s squad after fellow right-back Seamus Coleman was injured during a World Cup Qualifier against Wales in March of last year.