JOL HAPPY WITH PAV
Fulham manager Martin Jol has said that he is extremely happy with the impact of the January signing Pavel Pogrebnyak on the team.
Pavel Pogrebnyak arrived at Fulham during the January transfer window, but he was not expected to be the first team player for Fulham.
It was due to the presence of a few strikers at Fulham, but the impact the recent striker has made at Craven cottage has certainly made Martin Jol very happy indeed. The striker has scored five goals in just two matches for Fulham, while the statistics look even better when you consider that he has a 100% conversion ratio from the number of shots he hits.
Pavel Pogrebnyak arrived from German club Stuttgart having scored just 22 goals in 91 appearances for the club. Hence, he was not expected to be the first team striker for Fulham in the Premier league. Martin Jol, though, seems to have struck gold in very much the same way as he did in his previous spell in England with Tottenham.
Martin Jol was responsible for bringing Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov to the Premier league, who certainly lit up the league as a whole. Dimitar Berbatov then went to Manchester United for a fee of £ 31 million – a record at that time.
Pavel Pogrebnyak, though, has said that he is not in a rush to commit his future to Fulham as of yet. "I'm here for six months initially and after that the club and I will see what can happen. My target is adapt to English football and to learn the way of the team - these are the most important things. Right now I am only thinking about the present and the next game that comes," said Pogrebnyak, who will depart the club at the end of the season.
The online football bets markets seem to suggest that Pavel will stay at Fulham, though Juventus are outsiders at 4/1 to take him to Turin. Please stay!