New arrival explains choice of clubs

Last updated : 15 January 2006 By Mo Sultan

Fulham's new keeper Antti Niemi has explained why he chose to move from Southampton to Fulham, rather than Portsmouth.

Niemi said: "If my main priority was money, I did have the option to join a different Premiership club, but I decided not to make that choice.

"I always said I would only leave Southampton for a club that suited me and one that was right for me off the pitch as well as on it.

"Having another crack at The Premiership was a major factor in my decision, it's a wonderful place to play football."