Former Greece captain Giorgos Karagounis signed a contact with Premier League's Fulham FC on Tuesday after successfully negotiating medical and fitness tests at the West London club.
Karagounis had been released by Panathinaikos on June 30 and was eager to stay in top-level soccer so as to regain a spot in the national team.
“I’m delighted to have signed for Fulham Football Club and I am excited by a new challenge in England and the Barclays Premier League. I’m looking forward to working under Martin Jol and playing alongside some fantastic players at this club,” Karagounis told the Fulham official website.
Fulham coach Martin Jol welcomed the Greek international stating: “Giorgos Karagounis has a wealth of club and international experience and I’m happy that he’s joined us for this season.
"He’s been an influential player for his club sides and is a renowned player in world [soccer] as he’s about to become the most-capped player for Greece. He brings many certain qualities to our squad.”
The 35-year-old midfielder has also played for Apollon Smyrnis, Inter Milan and Benfica and has 120 caps for Greece.