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Manager says Fulham need help

Martin Jol says Fulham need more quality to compete in the Prem

By | 29th July 2013
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Fulham manager Martin Jol has admitted that the club needs to strengthen this summer, revealing that he’s in the market for a goalscorer to pair with former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov.

Jol told Fulham’s official website that the club need to sign quality players and has needed more goals since Clint Dempsey left for Tottenham last summer. The Premier League side finished twelfth in the table last season, grabbing 43 points along the way, but Jol says that the side must add more players to be a competitive side.

“We need pace and a little bit of quality. Berbatov was good, but he can’t do everything and we needed to get in behind,” said Jol to Fulham’s official website following Fulham’s 1-0 defeat to Werder Bremen on Sunday.

“We will try to get someone up front. We need a few more goals. Since Clint Dempsey left we do not have enough goals in us, so we are working every day to get someone in.”

The club was bought by Pakistani-born American Shahid Khan, who has promised the Fulham gaffer financial backing and is willing to spend big in order to make the club a Premier League contender. The Dutch manager believes that he needs to find a striker up top to take some of the pressure off Berbatov, who led Fulham in goals last season with 15, and believes that midfield help may also be a necessity for the club.

“We have some high-quality players in consideration and we would like another midfielder as well,” said Jol to Fulham’s official site.

The English side have already added four new faces to the dressing room, with the biggest being goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, who joined the English club from Roma for a fee around £5 million. Besides Stekelenburg, the English club have also added the likes of Sascha Riether from German side FC Cologne, Derek Boateng, and Fernando Amorebieta on free transfers as well.

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