Per the offal:
Fulham Football Club is delighted to confirm the signing of Pajtim Kasami on a 4 year deal for an undisclosed fee which will see the player at Fulham until the summer of 2015.
At 6′ 1″ (erm sorry, 1.87 m), Kasami is our second-tallest midfielder behind Dickson Etuhu, and only behind Hangeland, Etuhu and Senderos as far as outfield players go.
A Swiss U-21 international, Kasami had an anonymous UEFA Under 21 Championship last month (though did play a bit in the Final). Yet he comes with European club experience, playing in all 8 of Palermo’s Europa League matches (includes two qualifers and 6 group stage matches; where the Rosanero would finish third).
Making 24 total appearances for the club, he was a fixture in the side (as a late substitute) until Palermo went all QPR, bizarrely firing their head coach Delio Rossi after losing 7-0 to Udinese; hired Serse Cosmi, only to then fire him four weeks later (after losing the Sicilian Derby); and reinstated Rossi. After February 13, Kasami would play a mere 63 minutes. Yet, despite playing in a league known for its strict discipline, Kasami only garnered one yellow card.
Before arriving at Palermo last July, Kasami played at AC Bellinzona in the Swiss Super League. He would help Bellinzona stay in the Super League, winning their playoff relegation match to second-division FC Lugano.
With the current rop of youngin’s and the addition of Marcel Gecov last week and now Kasami, our future appears quite promising.
In other player news, Danny Hoesen went to Fortuna Sittard in the Dutch second division on a season long loan.