Fulham hope to sign at least a couple more players this summer to steady the ship…
Martin Jol, Fulham’s Dutch manager, hopes to bring in two more players this transfer window, he told the club’s official website.
“We would like to be in the top ten. We were a bit unlucky last year because we missed a lot of players. Mousa Dembele went, then of course top scorer Clint Dempsey went and Danny Murphy, then Mahamadou Diarra was injured.”
The Cottagers have spent roughly £6m this summer on Maarten Stekelenberg and Sascha Riether, and have secured Fernando Amorebieta and Derek Boateng on free transfers, too.
Mohammed Rabiu, 23-year-old Evian midfielder, is drawing interest from Fulham, but they face competition from Benfica and Lille. The English side could have money available to them however, following the recent purchase of the club by American businessman Shahid Khan.
The London club are currently on pre-season tour to Costa Rica, and beat Deportivo Saprissa on Saturday on penalties, after goals from Bryan Ruiz and Hugo Rodallega had earned them a draw.
The club relied heavily on the creativity of Dimitar Berbatov last year, and the Cottagers could ease the burden on the Bulgarian by purchasing another striker. Following Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke’s decision to stay at Villa Park, England hitman Darren Bent could be available, and Fulham could face a battle with Newcastle for his signature.