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Roma striker Okaka confirms Fulham transfer

last updated Monday 01st February 2010, 9:27 AM
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Roma striker Stefano Okaka has confirmed he will be joining Fulham on transfer deadline day.

The Italian marked his last game for the Eternal City by coming on as a second-half substitute and scoring the winner two minutes from time in his side's 2-1 victory against Siena.

Okaka is joining the Cottagers on a six-month loan deal and is relishing the opportunity to link up with Roy Hodgson.

He said: "It (scoring) was a great satisfaction. It was a great joy to celebrate with the fans.

"I wanted to do well because I'm leaving (for London).

"The (Roma) fans have always loved me and I have always tried to work hard.

"Work always pays off and in the last five months I have taken many satisfactions.

"Now I will pack my bags and leave.

"It's normal that I will feel nostalgic for these fans, but I am going there (Fulham) to do well and we will see what happens.

"I have already met (Roy) Hodgson.

"He is a great person and I am going there to learn from him."

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