Craven Cottage boss brings in solid performer.
Mark Hughes has made his second signing as Fulham manager following the capture of Algeria international Rafik Halliche.
The 23-year-old defender has penned a three-year deal at Craven Cottage after joining from Portuguese side Benfica for an undisclosed fee.
Halliche is the club’s fourth signing since the end of last season following the arrivals of Philippe Senderos, Jonathan Greening and Moussa Dembele.
Halliche spent the majority of his time in Portugal on loan to Nacional and he is relishing the prospect of playing in the Premier League – the best league in the world.
“I’m so happy that my transfer to Fulham has been finalised,” he told the club’s official website. “For me, the Premier League is the best league in the world.
“To be able to play alongside some wonderful players and to be given an opportunity to compete against some fantastic teams for a team like Fulham is something that I’ve always dreamed of doing.” (Sky Sports)
Mark Hughes has done well to secure the signing of Rafik Halliche. The 23 year old is a determined and solid customer and a player who will provide the west London club with more defensive solidity and greater strength in depth.
The Craven Cottage has a great first choice centre back pairing in Brede Hangeland and Aaron Hughes but needed more additions to his Fulham squad and has brought in a player with great potential who never got a chance to prove himself at Benfica.
Halliche had a good World Cup where his defensive performances helped Algeria only concede two goals in three games.