Fulham have announced that they have signed goalkeeper Kasey Keller from Borussia Mönchengladbach.
USA international, Keller previously played in England for Millwall, Leicester and Tottenham. He has just completed two demanding years in the Bundesliga with Mönchengladbach
Keller, 37, was a free agent after being released by the German club this summer after they ended up getting relegated to Division Two.
As The Cottagers’ first team keeper Antti Niemi is out injured and his replacement Tony Warner has had mixed performances, doing well againt Arsenal but gifting goals to both Bolton and Middlesbrough, signing a new keeper has been a priority.
Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez said: ‘I’m delighted that Kasey has joined us and I’m sure that he’ll be a great addition to the squad. Obviously with Antti being injured at the Emirates it was important that we added some strength and depth in that area and Kasey is a proven professional with impeccable international credentials. It’s vital that we have cover in all areas throughout the squad, and I think he will be a valuable asset to us over the course of the season.’
Keller himself added: ‘It’s fantastic to be back in the Premiership after a couple of years’ absence, and when the opportunity to join Fulham came up it was an exciting proposition that didn’t take too much consideration. I know that Fulham already has two quality goalkeepers, but I would like to think that I can add something to the squad in terms of its options, and I am really enthusiastic about this new challenge.’