"As I understand it, the two clubs have agreed a fee and I hope there will be another striker on our books before we play Aston Villa at the weekend.
"He is a very good player who was available down to some skilful negotiations between our club and the player's agent.
"It was not easy to get a player who is the captain of their team. Fortunately, the Premier League, Fulham Football Club and me being here was an attraction to him and we have been lucky enough to get him.
"He is a good player and will be up for the fight. He has a big heart and prepared to work very hard. He is the ideal signing for the situation we find ourselves in."