Jol seeks midfield recruits
Fulham boss Martin Jol admits he is eager to strengthen before the new campaign, with midfield additions his top priority.
Jol has captured free agents Hugo Rodallega and Mladen Petric to date this summer, as well as sealing a loan deal for Sascha Riether from German side Koln, but the Cottagers have not spent any money on transfer fees to date. The Dutchman admits he is prepared to splash out on "two or three" players this summer, with midfield in particular an area he would like to strengthen. Jol is also keen to bolster his attacking options, despite the arrivals of Rodallega and Petric, after seeing Orlando Sa, Bobby Zamora, Pavel Pogrebnyak and Andy Johnson depart. "If everything stays as it is I am pretty satisfied, and we are still working to get two or three players in," Jol told Sky Sports News. "It depends on what happens. You've heard all the rumours about the big players, our good players, so hopefully they will stay. We want them to stay, that is important." "You saw Danny Murphy go. I wanted him to stay but he went to Blackburn, they offered him a two-year deal. "Then Dickson [Etuhu], he wanted to play games and was asking me for the last couple of months, so we had to let him go as well. "We need at least a midfield player, in the midfield area." He added: "Up front, we lost four strikers - Orlando Sa went, Bobby Zamora, the Pog [Pavel Pogrebnyak], Andy Johnson went. "We have got two, Rodallega and Petric, so at least we need one or two strikers as well."