Crystal Palace has signed Danish defender Joachim Andersen on a five-year contract with French club Lyon.
The 25-year-old spent final season on loan at Fulham, which he captained, which saw the team relegated to the Championship.
He joined the Premier League team for an undisclosed fee reported to be About 20 million pounds sterling.
“I am very elated to be joining Crystal Palace,” said centre-back Andersen.
“And to play in the best football league in the world.
“The club management and Patrick Vieira have given me a very powerful assurance that they know my qualities, believe in me and want me to play an significant role in the team.”
Andersen was part of the Denmark squad that reached the Euro 2020 semi-finals.
The defender is manager Vieira’s fourth signing of the summer, following striker Michael Ulis of Reading, previous Sunderland goalkeeper Remy Matthews and Chelsea defender Mark Guehy.
Former Arsenal midfielder was Vieira, 45 Appointed manager of the palace At the start of July, following Roy Hodgson decided to retire at the end of final season.