Fulham have this evening confirmed the signing of Greek midfielder Thanos Petsos from Werder Bremen on loan until the end of the season.

The 25 year-old has made only three league appearances since joining Werder at the start of the season from Austrian outfit Rapid Vienna and has been allowed to move to London on a temporary basis in order to play regular first-team football. The German-born defensive midfielder, who can also play at right back, started his career with his hometown club Dussledorf 99, but made the move to Bayer Leverkusen, for whom he made his senior debut in 2010.

Petsos’ big breakthrough came on loan at Kaiserslautern, where he made 42 appearances, and after a season with newly-promoted Greuther Furth, the midfielder moved to Austria and joined Rapid Vienna. He helped Rapid finish second in the domestic league for three years running and represented them in the Europa League as well. His move to Werder Bremen, after making over 100 appearances for Rapid, has not been as successful as Petsos might have hoped after being disrupted by an untimely knee injury and falling out of favour with new coach Alexander Nouri.

The Greek international, who has won four caps for his country, could make his Fulham debut in Sunday’s FA Cup fourth round tie against Premier League Hull City at Craven Cottage having begun training with new team-mates at Motspur Park immediately.