30 minutes after the transfer window had closed on Wednesday night, Fulham announced that they had signed Cyrus Christie from Middlesbrough.
The Ireland international has made the move to London on a three-and-a-half year deal. The club also has the option of extending the deal by a further 12 months.
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) February 1, 2018
The Telegraph's John Percy reports that the deal is worth an initial £3m but could rise to £4m with add-ons. The 25-year-old only joined Middlesbrough during the summer from Derby as one of then manager Garry Monk's early signings for the club.
Monk would last just six months at the Boro. He was sacked in December with Tony Pulis installed as manager soon after. Christie started just one game with Pulis in charge.
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) January 31, 2018
In other Irish transfer deadline day moves, Eoin Doyle has rejoined Oldham on loan from Preston while goalkeeper Stephen Henderson has joined Portsmouth on loan from Nottingham Forest.