Johnson seals Fulham move

Andrew Johnson on Thursday finalised his transfer from Everton to Fulham for an undisclosed fee with the 27-year-old signing a four-year contract.

England international Johnson will play alongside fellow new signing Bobby Zamora after finding himself surplus to requirements on Merseyside following the arrival of Ayegbeni Yakubu from Middlesbrough last summer.

"I have made no secret of my wish to add Andy Johnson to my squad at Fulham," coach Roy Hodgson told the club's official website,

"I believe that he has all the qualities needed to assist us in next season's campaign and I am more than delighted that we have secured his services for the long term."

The move was held up as Fulham sought assurances about an old ankle injury, and Johnson was quick to thank Hodgson for showing persistence after a deal was struck which will see the London club pay around £10 million initially, with more to come depending on performance.

"I am glad that the agreement is now finalised and that I can concentrate on playing football for Fulham," Johnson told Fulham's website.

"Roy has been great over the last week or so of ongoing discussions and his support in getting me here has only strengthened my ambition to give 100 percent for him and the team every game.

"Fulham is a club with a lot of history and ambition and I'm pleased that I can be part of that. "I'm now just looking forward to getting into the dressing room with the lads and to start training with them as soon as possible."