Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng completes Fulham transfer

Derek Boateng

Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng has completed a free transfer to English Premier League side Fulham from Ukrainian club Dnipro.

The 30-year-old has joined the Cottagers on a one-year-deal with an option for a further year.

He told the club's website: "I'm very happy that I have signed and I want to thank the chairman, the manager and the board of Fulham FC.

"I've been working hard to come here and I'll do my best for the club."

Manager Martin Jol had been trying to sign Boateng for some time but contract disputes between the player and his club had prevented the transfer from going through.

"It's been a long road for me but now I'm here I'm so happy and I can't wait to start and give everything I have", Boateng added.

Boateng has 46 caps for Ghana and brings a wealth of experience to west London, having had spells at Getafe in Spain, Kalamata FC and Panathinaikos in Greece, in Germany with Cologne and at Israeli side Beitar Jerusalem.

He becomes Fulham's third signing of the summer after right-back Sascha Riether agreed a permanent deal following his successful loan spell and Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta also joined on a four-year contract.

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