Fulham Transfer Window Round-Up Week 4


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29/01/2008 09:30:00.
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Fulham have finally captured two transfer targets this week, but may rue letting one of their targets join a fellow struggler.

Leon Andreasen, as reported last week, has joined the club for an undisclosed fee. The Danish midfielder had been spotted at the clubs training ground last week and has now made his move from German club Werder Bremen. The 24-year old has signed a 3 ½ year contract with the London club, who will again bolster the overall height of the team with this 6 foot 2 inch international. Roy Hodgson seemed delighted with the signing stating that ‘He has all the attributes to succeed at the highest level and has the desire and application to perform well in every game’.

Hodgson has also succeeded in bringing Eddie Johnson to Fulham from the Kansas City Wizards for an undisclosed fee. Johnson, who has been dubbed the next legend of US football, has been the centre of much speculation about a move to the Premier League for many years and has now finally made the move.

The transfer of Watford striker Marlon King has finally been completed, but he has decided to join relegation rivals Wigan instead of Fulham after medical tests held up the initial transfer. King was still hopeful that the deal would go ahead (The Guardian), but with talks between the two clubs stalling, Wigan took their opportunity to hijack the transfer and bring King to the JJB.

Marlon King’s transfer saga had held up Collins John’s move to Watford, which was originally part of the deal. However, on Friday (25th January), John’s loan move was confirmed. The 22-year old will move to Vicarage Road for the rest of the season after spending the past three months at Leicester City, where he played 11 times and scored 2 goals.

It doesn’t look likely that Rangers striker Daniel Cousin will make his move to Craven Cottage just yet, with the Scottish giants rejecting a £2.5million bid. According to The Press Association, it may not be the fee that is the problem, but FIFA regulations. Cousin has played for Lens and Rangers already this season and under FIFA rules he is unable to play for 3 clubs in a season. Walter Smith believes that it is best for all concerned if FIFA waive the rule on this occasion, ‘The player has expressed a desire to play in the Premiership and it is better for all concerned that the deal goes through.’

Fulham are hoping to boost their attacking options further as they are close to bringing veteran striker Jari Litmanen on to the playing staff, the BBC reports. The striker has been out of football since the summer after having his contract terminated by Malmo.

The former Manchester United forward Erik Nevland could be moving to Fulham from FC Groningen, however the cottagers have already had one bid rebuffed. Nevland played for United between 1998 and 2000, but only managed 1 full appearance. If the move is completed Nevland will team up with Hodgson again after working together at Viking FK.

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King is possibly another Kamara so no probs there. As far as i know Litmanen was asked by RH to join Fulham for the rest of this season only and it has been agreed. Nevland has officially signed for Fulham for around £1.85m with another 375000 if Fulham escape relegation COYW!!


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