Born: Accra, Ghana, 2 May 1983

Position: Defensive midfielder

International caps: 47

International goals: 1

Signed: 22 May 2013 from Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (free)

Fulham debut: Sunderland 0-1 Fulham, 16 August 2013

Fulham appearances: 5

Fulham appearances: 0

Sold: 1 July 2014 (released).

Ghanaian holding midfielder Derek Boateng was a long-term Fulham target, who eventually signed for the Cottagers on a free transfer in May 2013. He made his debut in the 1-0 win at Sunderland on the opening day of the 2013/2014 season, but made only five first-team appearances before being released in July 2014 following Fulham’s relegation from the Premier League.