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Last Updated: Friday, 23 July, 2004, 10:16 GMT 11:16 UK
Jensen joins Fulham
Fulham have signed midfielder Claus Jensen from Charlton for 1.25m on a three-year deal.

The 27-year-old Denmark international had one year left on his contract at The Valley, but opted against renewing his current deal.

"I am delighted to welcome Claus to Fulham," Cottagers boss Chris Coleman told the club's website.

"I know that he will add a great deal to the squad in terms of his passing ability and his dead ball prowess."

He added: "Claus has had a great career in the Premiership so far being a valuable member of both Bolton and Charlton's teams over a number of years.

"I look forward to him becoming an important part of next season's campaign."

Jensen joined Charlton from Bolton in the summer of 2000 for a club record fee of 4m.

I believe it is the right move for me at this stage in my career
Claus Jensen
His impressive club form at The Valley secured Jensen a place in Denmark's Euro 2004 squad and he also went to the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan.

The midfielder helped Charlton reach seventh in the Premiership last season, but decided the time was right to move on.

"Having spoken to Chris Coleman and seeing the facilities here at Fulham, I am more than happy to have made the switch from south to west London," said Jensen.

"I believe it is the right move for me at this stage in my career.

"I am familiar with many members of the Fulham side and am looking forward to joining them for the remainder of pre-season training and hope that next season's campaign can be as successful for the club as the last."

Charlton boss Alan Curbishley admitted he had to concede defeat in the battle to keep Jensen at The Valley.

"Claus made it clear that he no longer wanted to play for the club as he felt he needed a new challenge," Curbishley told Charlton's website.

"From the minute Claus was approached by Fulham, it was clear he wanted to play for them."

"Claus has been an integral part of the team for the last four seasons and I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for the significant contribution he has made during his time at the club."

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