Fulham sign Carlos Salcido from PSV

27 August 2010 05:32
Fulham have completed the signing of Mexico left-back Carlos Salcido from PSV Eindhoven.[LNB]The 30-year-old, who played every minute of his country's World Cup campaign in South Africa, has signed a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee, reportedly in theregion of £1.6million.[LNB]Salcido had also been linked with Liverpool, who may now step up their pursuit of Fulham's first-choice left-back, Paul Konchesky.[LNB]It is unclear whether Salcido - who is new Cottagers boss Mark Hughes' third signing - will be registered in time to make his debut in tomorrow's Barclays Premier League game at Blackpool.[LNB][LNB] Mexican wave: Fulham have signed defender Carlos Salcido[LNB]Salcido said: 'It has always been an ambition to play in England in the Premier League and it's great that I have been able to make the move to Fulham today.[LNB]'The season has already started, so I know that I need to work hard with the manager and the team to make sure that I settle quickly, and that I can help the team to do well.'[LNB]Hughes added: 'Carlos is a versatile defender who can play in a number of positions, so he gives us a number of options defensively.[LNB]'It is pleasing that we have been able to make additions of extremely high quality during this window, and that these players will help us progress in the right direction.[LNB]'There are still a few days before the window ends, which may see some more activity, so I'm very satisfied with the way things are shaping up for the season ahead.'[LNB]Salcido began his professional career in his homeland nine years ago at Guadalajara.[LNB]His performances at the 2006 World Cup earned him a four-year contract at PSV, who he has represented in the Champions League.[LNB] Fulham eye £2.5m defender Salcido as Liverpool step up bid for Konchesky Fulham boss Hughes set to raid old club City for Santa Cruz and GivenFULHAM FC

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