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Jonathan Greening has finally joined Fulham on loan from West Brom – and the Whites can make the transfer permanent at the end of the season.

Roy Hodgson had three bids rejected for the 30 year-old midfielder before agreement was reached over the former Manchester United man’s future when Roberto Di Matteo left him out of the Baggies’ opening Championship fixture. The West Brom boss told his club’s official website:

“Jonno has been a big player for this club and, as you well know, we made every effort to keep him. But eventually we felt the deal on the table was a very good one for us and we decided to let him go. We wish him good luck. He’s been a great servant for this club.

At the moment, I think we have a very good squad with the players we’ve got. Let’s not forget we have a couple of longer-term injuries with Ishmael Miller and James Morrison. I’m not going to rush into any decisions about another player.”

Greening, who made 224 appearances at the Hawthorns after moving from Old Trafford in July 2004, could complete a permanent move to Craven Cottage for a fee believed to be around £4.5m at the conclusion of his loan spell.