Fulham manager Martin Jol has revealed he is still unsure whether or not to make Eyong Enoh’s loan move from Ajax permanent.
Enoh, 27, moved to Craven Cottage in January after falling out of favour at Ajax, going on to play nine times for the West London club during his six-month loan spell.
A permanent deal for the Cameroon international would cost Fulham in the region of £2 million, and the player himself is reportedly keen to make the move.
However, Jol concedes he is in desperate need to add creativity to his side’s midfield, meaning Enoh may not be the player he is looking for.
Having already signed a defensive midfielder in Derek Boateng in May, the Fulham boss was still unable to confirm whether he would be adding the Ajax man to his list of summer recruits.
“If you want big stars in that position [centre of midfield] you have to pay a lot of money," Jol told the Fulham Chronicle. “That is why you have to gamble and take players when they are bad sometimes.
“He [Enoh] was bad at Ajax, and they have [Christian] Poulsen in his position - a Danish international. When I got him, you hope that he will be good. And he has proved it. We tried to get an option to sign him permanently, and we have one.
“But we have always had link-up players in that position. Danny Murphy was not a defensive player, he was a playmaker. I had Michael Carrick at Spurs, he was a playmaker. Enoh is different and we have to make a decision. I can’t tell you now.”
Meanwhile, Fulham defender Sascha Riether has confirmed that Giorgos Karagounis is to make a shock return to the club.
The veteran midfielder played 25 times for the Cottagers last season before his contract expired, and had been in discussions with former side Panathinaikos over a new deal.
However, reports on Friday morning claimed that the Greece international had rejected an offer from his old club in order to rejoin Fulham.
That was followed by the confirmation from Riether, who took to his official Twitter page to announce the news.
— Sascha Riether (@saschariether) July 5, 2013