Fulham have confirmed the signing of Zdenek Grygera from Juventus on a free transfer.

Juventus agreed to terminate the Czech defender’s contract after four years with the Italian side. The 31 year-old, who can play right across the defensive line, played in the second leg of Juventus’ Europa League defeat by Fulham at Craven Cottage in 2010. He has signed a one-year contract, with an option for a further year.

Grygera played in Euro 2004, Euro 2008 and the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany but has not made an international appearance for the Czech Republic since May 2008. He has made 53 appearances for his country, scoring two goals. Grygera spent four successful years at Ajax, making 78 appearances for the Amsterdam club, scoring eight goals.

Grygera told the Fulham official website:

I am delighted to have completed my transfer to Fulham Football Club today. It has always been an ambition for me to play in the Premier League and I am looking forward to an exciting new chapter in my career with Fulham.