Taggart jetting off to Fulham FC

The Newcastle Jets have agreed a transfer for Socceroos striker Adam Taggart to join English Championship Club Fulham FC.

Taggart leaves the Jets after two seasons in the Hunter, during which time he scored 18 goals in 44 appearances.   The 21-year-old enjoyed a stellar 2013/14 campaign for Newcastle, scoring 16 goals to win the Hyundai A-League’s Golden Boot Award while also being named the NAB Young Footballer of the Year.   Taggart, who is currently with the Australian team competing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, said he was excited by the new challenge ahead of him.   “I’d like to thank everyone at the Newcastle Jets, including the players, staff and fans for their fantastic support over the past couple of seasons,” Taggart said.   “I’ve had two really enjoyable years at the Jets and for that reason I will always hold the Club and City of Newcastle close to my heart.   “I’m looking forward to starting a new chapter in my career with Fulham and working hard to take my game to another level.”   Jets CEO Robbie Middleby wished Taggart well with his move to Europe.   “At the Newcastle Jets we take pride in our ability to develop young talent and give them a platform to showcase their ability in the A-League,” Middleby said.   “Adam has been a great servant of the Jets during his time at the Club and we’ll continue to follow his progress with great interest during this next stage of his career and beyond.   “This move is a fantastic opportunity for Adam to join a Club with a proud history in English football and we wish him all the best at Fulham.”