John Arne Riise joins Fulham from Roma

John Arne Riise
Riise already has experience of playing in the Premier League

Fulham have confirmed the signing of former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise from Roma.

The 30-year-old has agreed a three-year deal at Craven Cottage and moves for an undisclosed fee.

"I know that the club is ambitious and continues to make good progress each year," Riise told the Fulham websiteexternal-link.

"I am looking forward to working with [manager] Martin Jol and the rest of the squad when I report to training next week."

Jol commented: "John Arne Riise is an experienced international left-back who will bring a number of qualities to our squad and provide more options for me.

"He is used to performing at the very highest level for both club and country, and is an accomplished player defensively, who can also contribute to our attacking play.

"I am extremely happy that we've been able to add him to our squad, and believe that he will prove a valuable addition as we progress."

Riise's younger brother Bjorn Helge Riise is already on Fulham's books.

John Arne spent seven years with Liverpool, making 371 appearances and scoring 34 goals before moving to Roma in 2008.