Fulham have signed Denmark midfielder William Kvist on loan from Stuttgart for the remainder of the season.

Kvist brings a wealth of experience to Craven Cottage, boasting 40 caps for Denmark and a host of appearances in the Champions League for FC Copenhagen, where he played alongside Fulham stalwart Brede Hangeland, as well as a run in the Europa League with Stuttgart.

The Cottagers have the option to make the move for the 28-year-old permanent in the summer who was also part of the Danish World Cup 2010 and 2012 European Championship squads.

Kvist said: “I’m very pleased to have got the deal done and I’m looking forward to contributing to this fantastic Club.

“Of course I’ve heard a lot of good things from Brede and it’s been a target of mine to come here so I’m delighted to be here really.

“The Premier League is the biggest league in the world. I’ve played in the Bundesliga which is also a really nice league, but this is the biggest challenge you could get as a footballer – this is the motherland of football. When I was a child I used to just watch English football on television so it’s amazing being here.

“I just had my first training session and it was perfect. It was good to get to know the guys and talk to Rene Meulensteen about the tactical concepts and what his ideas are so I’m very much looking forward to my time here.

“Of course I would like to be involved against Southampton but the head coach will see if I’m fit and able to play – I think I am, although I haven’t played for Stuttgart this year, but I’m feeling fit and motivated.”