The Venezuelan becomes Martin Jol’s second signing of the summer.
Fulham have confirmed that they have signed Athletic Bilbao centre-back Fernando Amorebieta on a four-year deal.
The 28-year-old arrives on a free transfer from La Liga after spending eight years at the San Mames Stadium and playing over 250 times for Bilbao.
“I’m delighted to have signed a four-year deal with Fulham and I’m looking forward to competing in the Barclays Premier League next season,” the defender told the club’s website.
The announcement that Amorebieta has signed at Craven Cottage comes shortly after the club confirmed the capture of Ghanaian international Derek Boateng.
Boateng has joined Fulham on a one-year deal after arriving from FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the Ukrainian league.
Amorebieta meanwhile has the unfortunate record of being the most dismissed player in Spanish league history with a whopping 11 red cards during his time at Athletic.
The Venezuela international has eight caps for his country and one goal – scored against Argentina in a 2014 World Cup qualifier.
Amorebieta had been seeking a move from Bilbao for some time and the Premier League was always his preferred destination.
Following a bust-up with coach Marcelo Biesla the Venezuelan hired representatives to secure his transfer to England.
The fact that the club had also sold key players Javi Martinez and Fernando Llorente in the last 12 months is believed to have been another factor in Amorebieta’s decision.
The centre-back will officially join the Cottagers on July 1 once his current deal with Athletic has run out.