Fulham have confirmed the capture of Icelandic international centre half Ragnar Sigurdsson from Russian side Krasnodar for an undisclosed fee.

Sigurdsson, who starred in Iceland’s incredible run to the Euro 2016 quarter finals, had been widely expected to join Premier League side Swansea last week but has instead signed an initial two-year contract at Craven Cottage after successful talks with Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic. The 30 year-old defender will put pressure on current centre backs Tomas Kalas and Michael Madl, who have enjoyed an excellent start to the new Championship season.

Sigurdsson, who scored Iceland’s equaliser in their famous victory over England back in June, began his career with local side Fylkir before moving to IFK Goteberg, where he made over a hundred league appearances. He joined FC Copenhagen, with whom he gained regular Champions League and Europa League experience as well as completing a domestic double, before signing for Krasnador in 2014.