Gecov leaves Fulham for Gent

  • By: Vasek Kadlec
  • Last Updated: July 23 2012, 17:23 BST

Czech defensive midfielder Marcel Gecov has departed Fulham for Belgian club Gent on a four-year deal after failing to make an impact at Craven Cottage.

Marcel Gecov: Joins Belgian side Gent

The 24-year-old managed just two appearances for the Cottagers after joining from native side Slovan Liberec on a two-year contract last summer.

Gecov's agent, Jiri Mueller, says the once-capped Czech Republic international is hoping to get more regular playing time at Gent.

He told Czech news agency CTK: "The main reason for the change is for Marcel to play more.

"It was not certain if his position at Fulham would improve. At Gent he will be given a better chance and he could come back under the radar.

"Moreover, he will have a better contract there."

Fulham confirmed Gecov's departure on their official website, saying: "FFC would like to thank Marcel for his efforts during his time in SW6 and wishes him all the best for the future."