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Fulham swoop for American Johnson

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  • Fulham complete the signing of American international striker Eddie Johnson
  • The 23-year-old quits Kansas City Wizards to sign three-and-a-half-year deal
  • Derby have completed the signing of Australian international Mile Sterjovski
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LONDON, England -- Fulham have completed the signing of American international striker Eddie Johnson.

Hodgson has made Eddie Johnson his third signing of the January transfer window.

The 23-year-old leaves Kansas City Wizards to sign a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Premier League strugglers, after his application for a work permit was successful.

He joins Danish midfielder Leon Andreasen and Norwegian defender Brede Hangeland at the club since the transfer window reopened.

Manager Roy Hodgson told his club's official website: "I have made no secret of the fact that I believe the squad lacks a certain balance in specific areas and this is true of our strike force.

"At 6ft 1in Eddie has the presence that will complement the other forwards within our squad and he has the ability to offer us another dimension to our attacking play."

Meanwhile, fellow-strugglers Derby have completed the signing of Australian midfielder Mile Sterjovski after he was handed a work permit on appeal.

Derby were forced to face a Home Office hearing after the 28-year-old fell just short of the criteria to gain an automatic permit.

But with that hurdle safely negotiated, Sterjovski can now join from Turkish club Genclerbirligi for an undisclosed fee on an 18-month contract.

Manager Paul Jewell said: "I am delighted with the decision, although we always felt we had a strong case.

"Mile is an international player with Champions League and World Cup experience. He will make a fantastic addition to the squad."

Sunderland have signed Sweden striker Rade Prica from Danish club Aalborg for a fee of $4m, the Premier League club have confirmed.

Prica, 27, has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract after leaving Aalborg, where he was top scorer in Denmark's Super League last season.

He is manager Roy Keane's fourth signing of the January transfer window, following loan signing Jonny Evans and defenders Jean-Yves Mvoto and Phil Bardsley.

Keane said: "Rade is an experienced striker with a good goalscoring record. He is hungry to play in the Premier League and will give us attacking options." E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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