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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.”

It’s a change in tune from when he’s previous said he doesn’t need to add a striker to the squad so maybe he was disappointed with the quality of the young strikers he mentions. He added though that he is pleased with the addition of Gecov to the Fulham squad:
“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.”

One move Jol won’t be making is for Barcelona forward Jeffren:

“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.