Csaba Somogyi joins Fulham

11 July 2011 12:07
Fulham have confirmed Hungarian goalkeeper Csaba Somogyi as Martin Jol's first signing, paving the way for No 2 David Stockdale to leave Craven Cottage on loan this summer.

The 25-year-old former Darlington keeper, who was named in Fabio Capello's England squad last season, has welcomed a switch to Barclays Premier League newcomers Swansea.

He said at the weekend: 'They've just come up. It would suit me down to the ground.

On his way: David Stockdale could be heading for a loan switch to Swansea following the arrival of new boy Somogyi

'I think (Jol) might stay with Mark (Schwarzer), which is understandable, so it might be a chance for me to go out on loan.'

'They've signed a new goalkeeper (Csaba Somogyi), so hopefully that paves the way for a loan move. I want to play games.'

Somogyi, 26, will act as cover for first choice Mark Schwarzer signing a one-year deal on a free transfer.

First choice: Martin Jol's first signing Somogyi will act as No 1 Mark Schwarzer's understudy

The ex-Rakospalotai EAC shot-stopper initially impressed new boss Jol during a trial at the Dutchman's former club Ajax in 2010 and won his contract at Fulham after a similar period last week.

And should six-foot three-inch Somogyi fare well in the Premier League Fulham have the option to extend his terms for a further season until 2013.

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