Manager targets top half finish.
Fulham boss Martin Jol is targeting a spending spree this summer and hopes that the club will back him the transfer market, talkSPORT reports.
The west London side rounded off their season with a 3-0 win over Swansea this weekend but the Dutchman is hoping that the club can match his ambitions this summer and provide him with a substantial warchest in the transfer window to ensure that they better their mid-table finish.
Last summer managed to spend a combined total of £7 million on Dimitar Berbatov and Kieron Richardson from Manchester United and Sunderland respectively, with the remainder of their deals coming in for fee or on loan despite the club making £22 million from the sales of Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey to Spurs and Dickson Etuhu to Blackburn Rovers.
However, this time around Jol hopes to be given more freedom to move in the market. Rumours have linked them with Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg but they have been forced to try and drive up the price of David Stockdale in order to afford his £5 million fee.
“I am ambitious, like Fulham are. I want us to be in the top six, the top seven or top eight,” he said.
“We do not want to repeat this season, only getting around 40 points. But we need ambitious players and that is what I want.”
“If eight or nine players leave us this summer we will need five or six.”