Zoltan Gera has signed a three-year deal at Fulham after moving on a free transfer from Premier League newcomers West Bromwich Albion.

The Hungary international's contract at Craven Cottage also includes an option for an extra year after 2011.

Albion manager Tony Mowbray admitted two days ago that Gera, 29, had turned down the Baggies' latest contract offer in favour of joining Fulham, who only avoided relegation on the final day of the season.

Gera said: "This is a new challenge for me and, having spoken to (Fulham manager) Roy Hodgson, I'm impressed with the club's aims. I'm confident I can play a worthy part."

Hodgson told Fulham's website, fulhamfc.co.uk: "Zoltan is a versatile player whose skill and athleticism make him an ideal attacking midfield player but he can also play as a striker.

"He had a lot of options when he decided to move and we are delighted he chose to come to Fulham."