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Thursday 12 July 2012

Fulham seal Rodallega transfer

Former Wigan Athletic forward signs three-year contract with London club

Hugo Rodallega made 23 League appearances for Wigan last season, scoring two goals

Fulham have completed the signing of former Wigan Athletic forward Hugo Rodallega.

The 26-year-old Colombian has joined the London club on a free transfer after agreeing a three-year contract.

The deal is subject to Rodallega obtaining a work permit.

"I'm thrilled to have signed for Fulham Football Club," he told the club's official website.

"To be able to add his quality to our squad is a massive boost this early in our preparations"
- Martin Jol

"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."

Rodallega joined Wigan in January 2009 and went on to make 112 Barclays Premier League appearances, scoring 24 goals.

He left the club at the end of the season after his contract expired.

"I am delighted that Hugo has decided to join Fulham," said Fulham boss Martin Jol.

"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."

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Key Points

  • Hugo Rodallega signs for Fulham on a free transfer
  • The 26-year-old Colombian pens a three-year deal
  • Forward has played for Wigan Athletic since 2009