Fulham defender Brede Hangeland has penned a new deal that will keep him at Craven Cottage until at least the summer of 2015, the club revealed today. Follow GOAL.COM on Twitter
The defender has signed a two-year extension with the Cottagers, with an option to extend for a further year, despite rumors linking him with a move away after he was targeted by QPR in the January transfer window.
Since signing from FC Copenhagen in 2008 the Norway international has established himself as one of the most reliable center backs in the Premier League. Goal.com revealed in December Hangeland was in talks with the club, and after three months the Norway international is happy to have put pen to paper.
“I’m delighted,” the Texas-born Hangeland told Fulham’s official website. "It’s taken a long time, but we’re there now, and I hope the club’s happy. I’m certainly really happy to have signed.
“I’ve loved my time at Fulham. It’s been a little over five years and I’ve felt right at home from the very first game and I couldn’t see myself leaving.”
The Cottagers are unbeaten in four and host struggling QPR on Monday as they push to establish another top-half finish, and Hangeland, a Norwegian international, believes a higher finish isn’t out of their reach.
“I think we’ve turned things around," Hangeland said. "We look stronger now in the last couple of months, and we’re just going to crack on now until the end of the season and win as many games as possible, and hopefully climb that table a little bit more.”
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