Fresh from completing the swoop of Marcel Gecov Martin Jol is clearly far from finished in the transfer market as he admits that adding a striker is a priority:
“I am happy with the business we’ve done so far, but we lost six or seven players in a couple of months. We need a couple of players to get a very good, strong squad.
“Up front we have Bobby and Andrew, and the rest like [Lauri] Dalla Valle and [Marcello] Trotta are very young.
“We played them in the other matches against Wimbledon and Stevenage and they aren’t ready to fill in that role as a back-up player for Johnson or Zamora.
“We have [Clint] Dempsey coming back which helps, but [Moussa] Dembele is injured. Last week we had a little problem and had to play Kerim Frei Thursday and Sunday, which is evidence we need players.”
“He is a very talented player. He is relatively young, aggressive, and I am happy he is on board
“He is a very talented player. A good midfielder and played against England in the Under-21 European Championship. He got two assists so he is full of confidence. He knows he can play against English teams and that helps. He had a very good tournament and was very decisive in games. That gave us confidence and he has been on our radar for at least a year. The Fulham scouts knew him and had very good reports on him.”
Martin Jol also had a few words to say on the protracted Salcido transfer. He admits that Fulham are in talks with two clubs over a potential move:
“I know him from Holland and the national team, he is a good player. But we are talking to a couple of clubs about him. I like him, if he stays it is good for us, if he goes it is okay because we get some money.”
“There’s no interest. He’s a good, young player on the fringe of their first-team but he’s not on our list.”
Looks like it’s shaping up to be a busy summer at Fulham.