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Karagounis will wear the number 14

Fulham Football Club have today announced the signing of Greek international Giorgos Karagounis on a free transfer. Following his release from Panathinaikos at the end of last season, Karagounis was unattached and thus can sign for a Premier League club outside of the transfer window. The 35 year old has agreed a one year contract, and will provide cover at central midfield in Martin Jol’s squad.

Karagounis had this to say about the move:

I’m delighted to have signed for Fulham Football Club and I am excited by a new challenge in England and the Barclays Premier League. I’m looking forward to working under Martin Jol and playing alongside some fantastic players at this Club.

Fulham Manager Jol noted the pedigree of his new signing:

Giorgos Karagounis has a wealth of club and international experience and I’m happy that he’s joined us for this season. He’s been an influential player for his club sides and is a renowned player in world football as he’s about to become the most-capped player for Greece. He brings many certain qualities to our squad.

~lork