Transfer news

Fulham seal Rodallega deal

July 12, 2012
By ESPN staff

Colombia striker Hugo Rodallega has joined Fulham on a three-year deal, following the expiry of his Wigan contract earlier this summer.

Hugo Rodallega is Wigan's top Premier League goalscorer
GettyImagesHugo Rodallega is Wigan's top Premier League goalscorer

Rodallega, 26, had been linked with Fulham for some time but has finally put pen to paper on a move that will see him remain in the Premier League.

The forward spent three seasons at the DW Stadium with Wigan and holds the record of being the club's all-time record Premier League goalscorer, scoring 24 goals in 112 league appearances for the Latics.

"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," Rodallega told the club's official website.

"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."

Fulham boss Martin 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."