Philippines international Neil Etheridge has completed a move to English League One side Walsall, signing a two-year contract, the club have confirmed.
The 25-year-old goalkeeper, who has made 44 international appearances for the Azkals, became the club’s second signing this week, following the arrival of Cypriot international full-back Jason Demetriou.
“It’s fantastic to be here. The faith that the gaffer and Neil Cutler (Walsall goalkeeping coach) have shown in me means a lot,” said Etheridge on the club’s official website.
“Now is the time to get my head down and work hard. I have gained plenty of International experience in front of big crowds, but I’ve not played as many League games as I would have liked and I intend to rectify that here.
“Everyone has made me feel really welcome and there is a great atmosphere around the place. When things click into place so quickly it makes it that much easier to settle and I have found that here.
“This club wants success and I am determined to play my part in it,” he added.
Etheridge, who came through the youth ranks at Chelsea before moving to Fulham, was released by Charlton Athletic in May and reportedly turned down offers from club’s in higher divisions in order to join Walsall.