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Amo' boost for Fulham

ATHLETIC BILBAO'S Fernando Amorebieta and Dnipro midfielder Derek Boateng have both joined Fulham on free transfers.

Venezuela defender Amorebieta has signed a four-year deal at Craven Cottage after eight seasons in La Liga with Bilbao, while Ghana international Boateng has joined on a one-year deal with an option for a further season.

Fulham have now signed up three players for next season, having taken up an option to permanently sign Sascha Riether from Cologne after a successful season-long loan spell.

However, Amorebieta's arrival is arguably the most impressive addition so far as the west Londoners beat off reported interest from Arsenal, Everton and Zenit St Petersburg.

The 28-year-old defender made more than 250 appearances for Bilbao and will be a welcome addition to what has at times been a shaky Fulham defence. "I'm delighted to have signed a four-year deal with Fulham and I'm looking forward to competing in the Premier League next season," Amorebieta said.


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