Fulham signed Colombian Hugo Rodallega to a three-year contract Thursday, pending receipt of a work permit.

The 26-year-old Rodallega spent the last three-plus seasons with Wigan and had 24 goals in 112 English Premier League appearances with the club.

"I'm thrilled to have signed for Fulham. I wanted to stay in England and I'm delighted that I now have this opportunity with Fulham," Rodallega said.

Rodallega joined Wigan in January of 2009, but his contract expired after last season. He joins Fulham on a free transfer.

"I am delighted that Hugo has decided to join Fulham," Fulham coach Martin Jol said. "There has been a lot of interest in him from other top flight teams in England and abroad, so to be able to add his quality to our squad is a massive boost this early in our preparations for the new campaign.

"He is a great addition and I think he will contribute very well to our style and philosophy here."