Fulham sign free agent Karagounis
Thursday 13 September 2012
The transfer window may be closed but that has not stopped Fulham adding to their squad. Martin Jol’s side have drafted in Greece captain Giorgos Karagounis, a free agent after leaving Panathinaikos earlier in the year, the Guardian has reported.
Karagounis, the 35-year-old midfielder, has signed a deal to stay at Craven Cottage until the end of the season, having previously played for Olympiakos in his homeland, Italian giants Inter and Portuguese heavyweights Benfica.
The Guardian adds that the arrival of the experienced Karagounis is intended to help account for the transfer window sales of Clint Dempsey and Moussa Dembele, who both left the club for Premier League and London rivals Tottenham Hotspur late in August.
Karagounis revealed he was excited at the prospect of playing in the top flight of English football, under Jol and alongside his new Cottagers teammates. Having won his 120th international cap during Euro 2012, Karagounis, scored the goal that put Greece into the quarter-finals, but was forced to miss the game himself through suspension.
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