Fulham have completed the signing of Greek midfielder Giorgos Karagounis, the London club announced on their official website.
The veteran midfielder arrives to Craven Cottage as a free agent, after his contract with Panathinaikos expired in June.
The 35-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the Cottagers and admits he is looking forward to the new challenge.
“I’m delighted to have signed for Fulham Football Club and I am excited by a new challenge in England and the Barclays Premier League,” Karagounis told club’s official website.
“I’m looking forward to working under Martin Jol and playing alongside some fantastic players at this club.”
Fulham manager Martin Jol believes the player’s experience will prove to be a huge asset at Craven Cottage.
“Giorgos Karagounis has a wealth of club and international experience and I’m happy that he’s joined us for this season.
“He’s been an influential player for his club sides and is a renowned player in world football as he’s about to become the most-capped player for Greece. He brings many certain qualities to our squad.”
Fulham enjoyed a bright start to the season, having recorded a 5-0 win over Norwich at the start of the league campaign, but the Cottagers have since lost three straight games.
The Cottagers are, nonetheless, expected to show some improvement in the future and they look a good bet to achieve a top half finish at odds of 2.88 (17/9) offered by Stan James.