Fulham snap up Liverpool youngster
Fulham have rounded off a busy day in the transfer market with the capture of German youngster Christopher Buchtmann from Premier League rivals Liverpool.
Buchtmann joined Liverpool in 2008 from Borussia Dortmund and played a key part in helping Liverpool U-18s reach the FA Youth Cup final in 2008-09.
The 17-year-old, who can play at left-back or in midfield, has signed an 18-month contract at Craven Cottage.
Buchtmann was named among UEFA's top ten stars of the future in May 2009 and also featured for Germany when they won the UEFA U-17 European Championship last year.
Fulham manager Roy Hodgson signed left-back Nicky Shorey on loan from Aston Villa earlier today and now has adequate cover for Paul Konchesky, who is out with a foot injury.
Hodgson also signed Roma striker Stefano Okaka today and allowed Diomansy Kamara to join Celtic on loan.