The attack-minded right-back, 21, turns into Sam Ricketts’ fourth new recruit of the summer season having joined from the Premier League new-boys and is in line to characteristic within the membership’s follow match tomorrow.
The Shrews boss was eager so as to add extra competitors and canopy within the full-back division and Fossey turns into the membership’s second mortgage signing after Scott Excessive from Huddersfield.
Ricketts admitted Fossey is a participant he has been monitoring since he took cost at Shrewsbury.
The City chief added that his newest recruit was set to make his Premier League and worldwide debut aged 18 earlier than choosing up an damage. However has recovered from his setbacks and been coaching since earlier than the Covid lockdown.
Fossey, recognized for his lightning tempo, was born in Los Angeles however moved to England from Jersey aged 11 after being noticed taking part in within the Jersey Competition.
He was a pacy winger as a teenager, snug on both flank, however was developed right into a full-back, predominantly right-sided by Fulham, and he has spent a decade with the southwest London membership.
Ricketts stated: “Marlon is a younger participant with large potential.
“He is been actually unlucky in his profession to this point with damage. He was because of make his Premier League debut at 18 however picked up an damage. That then adopted on as he was additionally because of make his worldwide debut with America.
“Nevertheless, he is been again match now earlier than lockdown. He is been coaching all this time and is able to go.
“He is somebody who I have been chasing for 18 months now so I am delighted to get him by means of the door. He is actually athletic, he can stand up and down the road very well.
“He has an actual want to enhance and be pretty much as good as he might be. You possibly can’t ever be too fast or athletic in soccer, he has the 2 in abundance.”
Fossey, who has a gymnastics background, has labored his method again from two critical long-term accidents and was coaching with the Championship aspect’s first staff in June earlier than the second tier resumed.
The teenager made three appearances for Fulham’s under-23s final season earlier than the academy season was curtailed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The highly-rated defender’s progress at Fulham was underlined by a shocking season for the under-23 aspect at a younger age within the 2016/17 marketing campaign. He made 21 appearances and contributed with six property, laying on 29 goalscoring possibilities.
He signed a brand new two-year take care of his guardian membership in 2018, which the Whites had an choice to increase by an extra 12 months.
Fossey has represented the USA at youth staff degree. In early 2017 he was an everyday within the US under-20s aspect that performed in a CONCACAF under-20s event.
His mortgage to City is a primary expertise of senior soccer for the right-back and the US youth worldwide will compete with Donald Love for a spot on the precise of Ricketts’ defence.