Fulham have signed Norway defender Brede Hangeland from FC Copenhagen for an undisclosed fee.
Hangeland has worked before with new Fulham boss Hodgson
The 26-year-old, who was captain of FK Viking under new Fulham boss Roy Hodgson, has signed a three-and-a-half year contract with the Cottagers.
Hodgson said: "I am delighted to welcome Brede to Fulham and I think he will prove to be a tremendous signing.
"I am of course very familiar with his ability and am confident that he will help our defensive options."