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Wednesday, 1 August, 2001, 05:55 GMT 06:55 UK
Fulham land Dutch ace Van der Sar
Van der Sar has agreed a four-year deal
Van der Sar has agreed a four-year deal
Fulham have clinched a deal to bring Juventus goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar to London.

The 30-year-old Dutch international has agreed a four-year deal with the Premiership new boys.

He will undergo a medical at Craven Cottage on Wednesday before putting pen to paper.


His playing ability has been proven at the highest level both domestically and internationally
Jean Tigana on Van der Sar

The Cottagers and Juve released a joint statement confirming Van de Sar's shock move.

"Juventus FC and Fulham FC have reached an agreement to transfer Dutch international goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar to the London club," said the statement.

"The goalkeeper has signed a four-year contract with Fulham."

The fee has yet to be confirmed, but it is thought to be in the region of 7m.

Manager Jean Tigana told Fulham's official website: "We are delighted to welcome Edwin to Fulham.


Jean Tigana wants to go to the top with Fulham and he proved he can do that with Monaco - I like that ambition
Edwin van der Sar

"His playing ability has been proven at the highest level both domestically and internationally and we believe he will be a great asset to the squad."

Van der Sar said: "The plans that Fulham Football Club presented to me were impressive and I especially like the ambition that the club has.

"Jean Tigana wants to go to the top with Fulham and he proved he can do that with Monaco, I like that ambition."

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