Fulham ready to splash out again with last-minute deal for 6m Odjidja-Ofoe
08:20 GMT, 31 August 2012
Martin Jol is launching a late bid to go down as the transfer window's busiest manager after lining up a 6million move for Belgium midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe.
Flushed with cash after selling Mousa Dembele to Tottenham for 15m, the Fulham boss has already hailed Dimitar Berbatov's 5m signing as the biggest in the club's history and earmarked Sunderland’s Kieran Richardson for the left-back spot at Craven Cottage.
Now he is hoping to strengthen the heart of his midfield by recruiting highly-rated Bruges anchor man Odjidja-Ofoe, who impressed in last season’s Europa Cup tie against Birmingham City and laid on a goal for Joseph Akpala in the 2-2 draw at St Andrews.
New Fellaini Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe is wanted at Craven Cottage
The 23-year-old, capped three times and hailed as the new Marouane Fellaini in his homeland, attracted interest from West Brom last season and could be on his way to the Barclays Premier League at the second attempt, if Fulham can reach an agreement.
The 6ft 1in powerhouse joined Bruges from Bundesliga side Hamburg for 800,000 three years ago and has established himself as their midfield mainstay during a return of 14 goals from 117 appearances.