Cottagers confirm striker swoop
Fulham have completed the signing of Hugo Rodallega on a three-year deal after he left Wigan as a free agent this summer.
The Colombian striker has been on Martin Jol's radar for some time and it's thought he has had to see off some stiff competition from the likes of Everton to secure his signature.
Rodallega spent three years with Wigan, scoring 24 goals in 112 league appearances for the North-West outfit - the Latics' all-time record Premier League goalscorer - but he made it clear a while ago that he was keen to take up a new challenge before the start of next season.
The 26-year-old underwent his medical at Craven Cottage yesterday and after coming through those checks with flying colours, he has now put pen to paper to begin a new chapter in his career in the capital.
Rodallega told the club's official website: "I'm thrilled to have signed for Fulham Football Club. I wanted to stay in England and I'm delighted that I now have this opportunity with Fulham.
"I would like to thank the staff and fans of Wigan Athletic for three and a half wonderful seasons there. I'm looking forward to pre-season training with the rest of the Fulham squad and starting a new chapter in my career."
His new manager is equally pleased to have wrapped up the deal for the talented forward, who will add another dimension to the Cottagers attack.
Jol added: "I am delighted that Hugo has decided to join Fulham. There has been a lot of interest in him from other top flight teams in England and abroad, so to be able to add his quality to our squad is a massive boost this early in our preparations for the new campaign. He is a great addition and I think he will contribute very well to our style and philosophy here."