Roy Hodgson seems to have put his formidable contacts network in European football to good use again, and is set to bring FC Nuremburg’s Greek international striker Angelos Charisteas to West London.
The Euro 2004 winner is set to move from the Bundesliga 2 side very shortly, with the fee expected to be in the region of 2 million Euros, according to reports emanating from Greece today.
Christeas made his name by scoring three goals at the tournament in Portugal, including the winner in the final against the hosts.
The player, who has previously featured for Bundesliga side Werder Bremen, as well as Dutch Eredivisie outfits Ajax and Feyenoord, was reportedly watched in a friendly against Viktoria Plzenon on Wednesday by Fulham boss Hodgson.
It had looked as though the deal might stall, as Nuremberg had insisted they were in no hurry to rid themselves of the player.
“We are in no rush to sell Angelos and Fulham is in no rush to buy,” Nuremberg’s general manager Martin Bader told Abendzeitung this week.
However, the player looks set to join the West London outfit shortly, further improving a side that Hodgson has turned round completely since taking over last season at a seemingly relegation-doomed club and turning them into a pretty solid looking mid-table outfit.