Fulham snap up Liverpool youngster Christopher Buchtmann

02 February 2010 01:25
Fulham have rounded off a busy day in the transfer market with the capture of German youngster Christopher Buchtmann from Barclays Premier League rivals Liverpool. 

Buchtmann joined Liverpool in 2008 from Borussia Dortmund and played a key part in helping Liverpool Under-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.

Loan deal: Shorey joined Fulham earlier today

Buchtmann was named among UEFA's top 10 stars of the future in May 2009and also featured for Germany when they won the UEFA Under-17 EuropeanChampionship last year. 

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson signed left-back Nicky Shorey on loanfrom Aston Villa earlier today and now has adequate cover for PaulKonchesky, who is out with a foot injury.  

Hodgson also signed Roma striker Stefano Okaka today and allowed Diomansy Kamara to join Celtic on loan.  

Meanwhile Wayne Brown has joined Coca-Cola League One side Bristol Rovers on a one-month loan deal. 

Brown, 21, had a loan spell with Finnish side Turun Palloseura lastseason and will hope to get more first-team experience under his beltat the Memorial Stadium.

The Fulham academy graduate goes straight into Paul Trollope's squadfor the Pirates' match against Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road onTuesday night.

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