Fulham have confirmed what we thought for a while was a possiblity – Fulham have signed Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega on a free transfer to a 3-year deal. More coach-speak to bring you, first from the Colombian:
“I’m thrilled to have signed for Fulham Football Club. I wanted to stay in England and I’m delighted that I now have this opportunity with Fulham. I would like to thank the staff and fans of Wigan Athletic for three and a half wonderful seasons there. I’m looking forward to pre-season training with the rest of the Fulham squad and starting a new chapter in my career.”
Now more blah from Jol:
“I am delighted that Hugo has decided to join Fulham. There has been a lot of interest in him from other top flight teams in England and abroad, so to be able to add his quality to our squad is a massive boost this early in our preparations for the new campaign. He is a great addition and I think he will contribute very well to our style and philosophy here.”
You better be delighted Martin, you signed him!
Actually, there is one part of that quote from the manager you can take as substance, and that’s the last part. He actually does fit very well into the system Jol is looking to implement at Fulham, and will most likely be used either up top, or more likely, as a winger.
And for the haters of this deal, which there shouldn’t be many, for what it’s worth he’s the all-time leading Premier League scorer for Wigan.
Also, finally, he’s NOT making £70,000 a week like some are reporting. It’s not true.
Rodallega still needs to reapply for his work permit.