Fulham have broken their transfer record to sign Greek international striker Kostas Mitroglou for a reported £12m.

The 25 year-old, who has scored fourteen league goals for Olympiacos this season, arrives as a big-money replacement for Dimitar Berbatov, who is currently having a medical at Monaco. Fulham have seen off late interest from West Ham United to sign Mitroglou, who has signed a four and a half year contract at Craven Cottage. He has scored 62 goals in 148 appearances for Olympiacos, where he has won three league titles and Greek Cups.

Mitroglou told Fulham’s official website:

“I’m here because I want to fulfil the Club’s targets and I want to help the Club achieve their goals. I was really flattered that they wanted me so badly and I’m really happy to be here. I’m really happy that I will work with René Meulensteen. I know that he has a lot of experience in football. He explained to me how he works and I am really looking forward to working with him. I also spoke to Giorgos [Karagounis] before I came here and he told me only the best things about Fulham.”