"I know all the other Norwegian players playing in the Premier League. There's Gamst Pedersen at Blackburn, Riise at Liverpool and John Carew at Aston Villa. I have spoken to all of them since moving here and I also know a few people around London as well, so it won't be a problem for me to settle in."
Hangeland actually adds to Fulham's big American contingent, as he was born in Texas.
"t came about because my father works for a Norwegian oil company in Houston, which is the oil capital of the United States. We were there for a short period in 1980/81, which is when I was born and then we went back home, so obviously I don't remember too much about my time there!"