Fulham have completed the signing of USA striker Eddie Johnson.

The 23-year-old leaves Kansas City Wizards for a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Barclays Premier League strugglers, after his application for a work permit was successful.

He joins Danish midfielder Leon Andreasen and Norwegian defender Brede Hangeland at Craven Cottage since the transfer window reopened.

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson told the club’s official website: “I have made no secret of the fact that I believe the squad lacks a certain balance in specific areas of the team and following the loss of Brian McBride to injury, this is true of our strike force. At 6ft 1in Eddie has the presence that will complement the other forwards within our squad and he has the ability to offer us another dimension to our attacking play.

“I am delighted that he has joined us and am grateful to the representatives from the Home Office for granting him the work permit which will enable him to play for us as soon as possible.”