Fulham have signed Charlton midfielder Claus Jensen in a surprise £1.25m swoop.

The Addicks opted to cash in on their Danish international after the 27 year-old revealed he did not want to sign a new contract having entered the final year of his deal at the Valley. Jensen had spent four years in south London making over a hundred senior appearances since signing from Bolton Wanderers.

Jensen, who has signed a three-year deal at Craven Cottage, told Fulham’s official website:

“Having spoken to Chris Coleman and seeing the facilities here at Fulham, I am more than happy to have made the switch from South to West London and believe it is the right move for me at this stage of my career.”

Coleman believes Jensen will make a significant difference to the Fulham midfield.

I am delighted to welcome Claus to Fulham. He has had a great career in The Premiership so far, being a valuable member of both Bolton and Charlton’s teams over a number of years. I know that he will add a great deal to the squad in terms of passing ability and his dead ball prowess and I look forward to him becoming an important part of next season’s campaign.

The Fulham boss denied that Jensen was a direct replacement for Sean Davis, who left for Tottenham Hotspur last month.

“They are two different players. Sean was more of a box-to-box man while Claus is better suited to an attacking role.”