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Reports in Holland (and in a few local rags too) that Morrocan strikerMounir El Hamdaoui is set to sign for a free in the region of 5 million euros. His scoring record is very impressive, with 52 goals in 92 games for AZ before moving to Ajax last season and scoring 19 in 38; you can see some of his goals here, some of the finishes really are exquisite. He won’t be entirely foreign to Fulham if he does join, having signed for Jol twice (once at Spurs and last season at Ajax) with whom he has a close relationship and has played alongside Dembele for AZ. Dembele infact names El Hamdaoui as the best player he’s played with and one of his closest friends, so as well as picking up what could be the missing link for our ‘Goals For’ column El Hamdaoui could be what keeps Dembele here this summer. Exciting signing if it comes off.

http://www.elfvoetbal.nl/nieuws/130113_wandelgang-el-hamdaoui-verlost-van-ajax-lazio-wint-strijd-om-klose-henderson-bijna-van-liverpool#reactie-130113

AMSTERDAM – Ajax and Mounir El Hamdaoui are almost rid of each other. A transfer to Fulham of the attacker is almost done, according to Sport 1. The transition is reportedly an amount of 4.5 million euros. El Hamdaoui was last year for around five million euros brought to Amsterdam by Martin Jol. He became coach of Fulham yesterday.

There are more sources and some informative opinion on him over on Friends of Fulham here if you’re interested in learning more about him.