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Fulham confirm Tavares signing

Martin Jol has cited the French-born midfielder as purely a backup option.

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Tavares speaks after Fulham move

Fulham FC have now officially confirmed the transfer of Mickael Tavares on a short term deal.

Speaking to the club's website, Tavares said: "I'm happy that I'm now officially a Fulham player and I'm looking forward to playing under Martin Jol once more.

"The players and staff have made me feel welcome and I can't wait to get started with my new teammates."

Manager Martin Jol was quick to highlight the player's qualities and is happy after plugging a significant gap in the squad.

"Mickael is a typical holding midfielder," said Jol. "

"I'm delighted that we've been able to strengthen this area. He played for me when I was at Hamburg so I'm familiar with his qualities and he will prove to be a very good addition."

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