Brede Hangeland has again insisted that he will remain with Fulham past the summer transfer window and says he is sick and tired of reading his name in the paper.
The Norwegian centre back has been a revealtion since joining Fulham for £3.7m from FC Copenhagen in January 2008 and teaming up with his old manager, Roy Hodgson, who coached him earlier in his career at Viking Stavanger. Hangeland, who has played 53 Premier League matches for Fulham (also the number of international caps he has for his country), has been linked with a move to Arsenal throughout the summer and, although he says that thoughts did cross his mind when the speculation was at its height, the Norway skipper insists he has always been happy to stay at Craven Cottage.
I’m not going to sit here and lie, you do think about these things. I thought about it a lot when I was with the national team, when there was a lot of talk.
I don’t see anything happening now. I would be surprised. All indications are that I will stay. It has actually always been that way. There are probably a lot of people who are sick of seeing me in the newspapers and I’m one of them.