Blackburn have completed the signing of Fulham midfielder Dickson Etuhu for an undisclosed feee.

The Nigerian international has put pen to paper on a four-year contract at Ewood Park and is reunited with his former Fulham captain at Rovers, who are aiming to bounce straight back from relegation last season. The 30 year old made 126 appearances in four seasons with Fulham and was a key part of Roy Hodgson’s side when the Whites reached the Europa League final in 2010.

Etuhu went on to start all of Nigeria’s group games at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa but he slipped down the pecking order under Martin Jol, making just 22 league appearances for Fulham last season.

Blackburn boss Steve Kean said: “Dickson is a player I have admired for a long time and he will be a fantastic addition to the squad. He is a powerhouse in midfield who has played at the highest level with Fulham and we feel confident he will complement our other midfield options.”