Serious investment and the attraction of being a part of Slavisa Jokanovic’s innovative project are the reasons why Fulham have been able to sign top class players this summer, according to former Whites forward Luis Boa Morte.

The Premier League new boys added former German World Cup winner Andre Schürrle to their ranks last night as the Borussia Dortmund winger arrived on a two-year loan deal to join the likes of former Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri. Boa Morte told TalkSPORT that Fulham’s ambition to do more than merely make up the numbers upon their return to the Premier League makes them an intriguing option for potential signings.

I think it’s the investment. I think you have got to invest and when you go for a player you’ve got to make sure you need him to sign even if there is other clubs.

We know sometimes there could be a bit of speculation, definitely some times clubs are interesting and sometimes it’s not the best proposal a player gets. So I think it’s always good to sign top players with a bit of variety in terms of playing style and culture so that you have a good mix to the team, to the squad and you have a full season.

Boa Morte, who became a firm fans’ favourite during his seven years at Craven Cottage, was part of the Fulham side that established themselves in the Premier League after romping to the Division One title under Jean Tigana. The Portuguese winger famously scored the goal that secured a historic win over Chelsea in 2005 and managed 54 goals in 205 appearances for the Whites. Having been on the coaching staff with his old club, he has now taken his first steps in management by talking the helm at Portuguese third division outfit Sintrense.