Big money Fulham signing Kostas Mitroglou is eager to repay the faith shown in him by Rene Meulensteen and succeed in West London.

The Greek striker cost the Cottagers in excess of £12.5million, similar prices to that that they paid for Andy Johnson and Brian Ruiz.

Mitroglou has an impressive goalscoring record in Greece and became the first Greek player to score a hat-trick in the Champions league earlier this season for Olympiakos.

The 25 year old reportedly turned down a move to West Ham for Fulham and he now wants to repay the faith put in him by the struggling Premier League side.

“I’m very happy that I’m here in the Premier League, and especially with Fulham which is a major club in the league,” Mitroglou told Fulham’s official website.

“I’m here because I want to fulfil the Club’s targets and I want to help the Club achieve their goals. I was really flattered that they wanted me so badly and I’m really happy to be here.

“I’m really happy that I will work with René Meulensteen. I know that he has a lot of experience in football. He explained to me how he works and I am really looking forward to working with him.

“I also spoke to Giorgos [Karagounis] before I came here and he told me only the best things about Fulham.”