Tim Hoogland: Fulham sign Schalke defender

Championship club Fulham have completed the signing of Tim Hoogland on a free transfer after the defender left German Bundesliga side Schalke.

The 29-year-old right-back has signed a one-year deal with the Whites.

Hoogland, a former Germany Under-20 international, began his career with the Gelsenkirchen side and moved to Mainz in 2007.

He re-joined Schalke in 2010, where he played under current Fulham manager Felix Magath.

Hoogland made 19 league appearances for Schalke last season and featured twice in the Champions League.

The German is the third arrival at Craven Cottage this summer, following the signings of Shaun Hutchinson from Motherwell and Adam Taggart from Newcastle Jets.