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Fulham sign Damien Duff for £2.5m

Ireland winger Damien Duff has completed a move from Newcastle United to Fulham for £2.5m. The 30-year-old had signed a three-year deal at Craven Cottage.

The move brings an end to Duff's unsuccessful spell at Newcastle who he joined back in 2006. The winger made 86 appearances scoring just six goals.

Duff spoke about the move: "I am happy that my move to Fulham has been completed and look forward to joining in with the rest of the squad's training programme immediately in preparation for two important home matches this week."

"Fulham had a fantastic season last year and I know that having spoken to the manager [Roy Hodgson] in recent days that the club's ambitions remain high and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead."

Fulham finished in seventh place last season and started this season with a 1-0 win over Portsmouth. The club's manager Roy Hodgson spoke about his delight at Duff's arrival.

"I am delighted to add a player of Damien Duff's calibre to our squad, and welcome the further midfield options he provides us with," Hodgson said. "I have known Damien for over a decade since he broke into the first team at Blackburn when I was manager, so I am fully aware of his qualities and I am looking forward to working with him again."

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