Fulham have confirmed the signing of Denmark defender Joachim Andersen on a season-long loan from Lyon.
Andersen was highly-rated upon his arrival at the Ligue 1 club last summer but struggled to make an impact in his first year in France. The 24-year-old heads to England looking to pick up regular first-team football, and will be hoping to help the Cottagers recover from a disastrous start to the season.
Andersen told the Fulham website: "I’m really happy to make this move. I’m looking forward to playing in the Premier League and playing for a nice club like Fulham.
"It’s a league I’ve been following since I was a child and it’s a big, big dream to play in the Premier League, so I’m looking forward to it."
Co-owner Tony Khan added: "I’m thrilled to announce the arrival of defender Joachim Andersen to Fulham Football Club on a season-long loan from Olympique Lyonnais.
"Joachim has gained experience and built his reputation throughout top leagues in Europe, playing in Eredivisie, Serie A, and Ligue 1, and this past year at the highest level in Champions League.
"He was a top target for us this summer, we worked hard to bring him here, and it’s so great that he’s joining us and that he wants to help us fight to maintain our status in the Premier League! Come on Fulham!"