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Fulham winger Karim Frei is to leave Craven Cottage after they agreed a £2.5 million deal with Turkish club Bursaspor, reports the Daily Mail.

The 19-year-old winger was expected to have a big future in England when he arrived as a youngster from Swiss club Grasshopper.

However, despite making 25 appearances in his first year at the London club, appearances last season were tough to come by and he made just two Premier League starts.

Competition intensified in the midfield department at Fulham and he was behind the likes of Damien Duff and Bryan Ruiz in the pecking order and the arrival of Adel Taarabt from Queens Park Rangers did nothing to help his cause this season.

Frei was also loaned out to Cardiff City in a frustrating campaign. Despite playing for Switzerland right up until Under 21 level, the midfielder pledged his international allegiance to Turkey, for whom he has featured four times.

A whole host of Turkish clubs were believed to be chasing the signature of Frei, who agreed it was time to leave Martin Jol's side.Turkish giants Galatasaray were reportedly interested, along with domestic rivals Besiktas and Bursaspor.

The latter have seemingly won the battle for Frei's services, however. Bursaspor finished fourth in the Turkish Super Lig and will compete in the Europa League this season.

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