• Premier League

Fulham capture Athletic's Amorebieta

ESPN staff
May 22, 2013
Fernando Amorebieta arrives on a free transfer © PA Photos

Fulham have announced the signing of centre-half Fernando Amorebieta from Athletic Bilbao.

Amorebieta, 28, will arrive on a free transfer having agreed a four-year contract at Craven Cottage. The Venezuela international joined Athletic in 1996, and has played over 250 games during his eight seasons at the club.

The defender told Fulham's official website: "I'm delighted to have signed a four-year deal with Fulham and I'm looking forward to competing in the Premier League next season.

"I'm impressed with the talent already at the club and I look forward to meeting the players for pre-season training in July."

On Wednesday, Fulham also confirmed the signing of Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng on a one-year deal, with the option of a further year.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.