rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Sports » Greece's Karagounis joins Fulham on free transfer

Greece's Karagounis joins Fulham on free transfer

Last updated on: September 12, 2012 15:06 IST

Greece captain Giorgos Karagounis has signed for Fulham on a free transfer, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old midfielder joins after leaving Panathinaikos and told Fulham's website (www.fulhamfc.com) he was excited to be plying his trade in England.

Giorgos Karagounis"I'm delighted to have signed for Fulham Football Club and I am excited by a new challenge in England and the Premier League," Karagounis said.

"I'm looking forward to working under Martin Jol and playing alongside some fantastic players at this club."

Fulham's midfield stock had been depleted during the transfer window with manager Jol losing Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey to London rivals and his former team Tottenham Hotspur.

Karagounis, who has also played for Inter Milan and Benfica, was part of the Greek team which won the 2004 European Championship in Portugal.

He is the joint highest capped player for Greece with 120 appearances.

Source:
© Copyright 2013 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.