Halliche joins Fulham from Benfica

Fulham says Algeria defender Rafik Halliche has signed for the

Premier League club from Portuguese side Benfica on a three-year


The 23-year-old center back joined Fulham on Tuesday for an

undisclosed fee, having spent the last two seasons on loan at

Portuguese team C.D. Nacional.

Halliche has 20 caps for Algeria, and played every minute of his

country’s three group matches at the World Cup this summer.