Hangeland pens new Fulham deal

by Neil Sherwin

Brede Hangeland Fulham 2008/09

Fulham defender Brede Hangeland has committed his future to the club by agreeing terms for a new three and a half year year deal.

The 28 year old Norwegian had recently been linked with a move away from Craven Cottage, with a number of big clubs rumoured to be interested in him.

However, he will now be tied to the Londoners until 2013.

“I am delighted and hope that this now ends months of speculation about my future,” he said.

“I’ve always maintained that I am happy at Fulham and committed to the club.”

Hangeland joined Fulham in January 2008 from FC Copenhagen and has gone on to establish himself as one of the best central defenders in the Premiership.

“I am delighted that Brede has been justly rewarded with a new deal and that he has committed his future to Fulham until 2013,” said manager Roy Hodgson.

“He is an extremely important player for us and a model professional, so we are all very happy that he will be at Fulham for the long term.”

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