Valon Behrami (Midfielder)
19th Apr 1985 (Kosovka Mitrovika)Signed:
23rd Jul 2008 (£5,000,000)Contract:
5 yearsPrevious Club:
Best Signing 2008/09; Most Missed (runner up) 2010/11.
Alan Curbishley's signings had been mostly experienced players in the 2007/08 season and Behrami's arrival in July 2008 indicated a (welcome) sea-change in transfer policy.
Just 23 when moving to London, Behrami was already a veteran of Serie A, Champions League and international finals (Euro 08).
Highly rated and with the ability to play on either wing or at right-back, the pacy and oft-flamboyant Swiss international promises much.