Fulham Football Club has today announced the signing of Aaron Hughes from Aston Villa Football Club, on a 3 year deal that will see him wear the Fulham shirt until the summer of 2010.
The versatile 27 year old Northern Ireland international, excels in every defensive position and is also flexible enough to play in midfield.
Hughes began his career as a trainee at Newcastle United where he was an integral part of the Magpies team that secured a Champions League place, and totalled over 300 games in the famous black and white shirt. He left St James’ Park for Villa Park in May 2005.
This morning, Aaron Hughes said:
‘I’m delighted to be joining Fulham and am looking forward to working with Lawrie Sanchez at club level. I enjoyed my time at Aston Villa but when this opportunity presented itself I had no hesitation in coming to discuss the Manager’s ambitions for the Club, which obviously were of great interest to me. I’m happy to have signed before the start of pre-season, which gives me the opportunity of being with the lads on day one, when we come back to training next week.’
Lawrie Sanchez added:
‘I am delighted that we have been able to bring Aaron to Fulham. As my Captain whilst I was Manager at Northern Ireland, I saw his obvious leadership skills and his qualities as a player which are widely recognised, so I’m delighted that he becomes my first signing of the summer. He’ll bring some much needed depth to the squad and a level of commitment and tenacity that forms an integral part of my philosophy for next season’s campaign.’