Fulham Football Club has today announced the signing of Norwegian International striker Erik Nevland on a two and a half year deal that will see the player at the club until the summer of 2010.
The striker started his career with Viking FK before a transfer to Manchester United. He made one appearance for the Red Devils before returning to Viking in 2000 where he scored 63 goals in 130 appearances. He was a Norwegian Cup Final winner in 2001.
Erik joined FC Groningen on a free transfer in 2004 and notched up 53 goals in 116 appearances and accumulated 3 full caps for Norway with 22 appearances for the U21 side.
Roy Hodgson said:
‘I am delighted to be able to welcome Erik to Fulham. He is a player that I know well and I am confident he will contribute to the squad to assist us in this, and further, campaigns. Erik has great attributes and played an important part in keeping FK Viking in the Norwegian First Division.
"After joining FC Groningen he quickly established himself as a firm favourite both with the fans, and with the management, and it has been no easy task securing his signature at Fulham. However, Erik’s desire to play in the Premier League and to find a new challenge has enabled us to bring him to the Club, and it is very pleasing that we have been able to do so.’