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Crystal Palace snap up former Fulham defender Brede Hangeland

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BREDE Hangeland has said he wants to play at Selhurst Park in front of Eagles fans "as soon as possible" after completing his move to the club today (Friday). Hangeland, 33, has penned a one-year deal after leaving Fulham on a free transfer and could make his debut as early as tomorrow in the pre-season clash with Brentford. The towering Norwegian said: " I'm absolutely delighted. All the things I've heard about this club – the manager, the players, the staff – it's all been good things and I've seen that for myself this morning. "I'm delighted to be here. I look forward to helping out and doing the best I can for this club. "All the people I spoke to told me that's what's going on at Crystal Palace and I really wanted to be a part of that. "It's a traditional club with a big following. I thought the atmosphere here was fantastic and obviously the fans had a lot to be happy about come the end of the season. "If we can do something similar to that this season, that would be great. I'm really looking forward to playing in front of those fans as soon as possible." Hangeland notched up more than 270 appearances with Fulham during six-and-a-half years with the club, including in the 2010 Europa League final defeat to Atletico Madrid. He also had 91 caps for the Norway national team and is currently the captain of that side.

Crystal Palace snap up former Fulham defender Brede Hangeland


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