Fulham transfers: We don’t have the funds to strengthen, says Martin Jol

Fulham transfers: Martin Jol admits the Cottagers are lacking funds to strengthen their squad in the current transfer window

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Martin Jol's men are in 13th position Photo: Back Page Images

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Martin Jol admits Fulham do not have “a lot of money to spend” in the January transfer window, despite the Cottagers boss being keen to strengthen his squad.

The west London outfit made seven signings in the summer, completing a £5m deal for Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, while also snapping up Hugo Rodallega and Mladen Petric on free transfers.

Jol’s men made a strong start to the season and were touted as possible candidates to qualify for the Europa League, but the Cottagers’ recent dip in form has dropped them down to 13th in the Premier League table.

Fulham’s next opponents in the English top flight are in vastly different situation, with Jol’s men making the trip to cash-rich Manchester City on Saturday.

But Jol is pessimistic about his chances of bringing in any new recruits this month, with the Dutch manager casting an envious eye to his colleague Roberto Martínez at Wigan Athletic, who has already made three signings.

“We had a very good start to the season. We had a settled team before but I think we are a bit unsettled now,” Jol said.

“We are the only team in the Premier League who have not found their feet in general.

“If you look at Wigan, they have a settled team. They bought two or three players in the first week of January and we haven’t got that.

“We don’t have a lot of money to spend.”

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