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Gecov signs, Greening goes and more transfer news

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Martin Jol today confirmed that a deal for Czech Republic under-21 international Marcel Gecov has been completed.

The deal, set to be in the region of £700,000 confirms the aspirations of Jol, who has consistently stated that a younger, fresher Fulham is the key to future successes.

Gecov has signed from Slovan Liberec on a two year deal after a particularly impressive under-21 European Championships. Such were his performances over the Summer that he provided two assists in the game against England and attained the man of the match accolade. 

Meanwhile, heading out of the club is midfielder Jonathan Greening, who has left after a stop-start tenure at Craven Cottage under three different managers. The former Manchester United player has been reunited with his former Middlesbrough boss Steve McLaren at Nottingham Forest and he cited playing time as one of the key factors in deciding to leave.

Following the move for Gecov, Jol decided to paint a clearer picture of Fulham's intentions during the transfer market, stating no move is intended for Barcelona forward Jeffren, and claiming a striker is the next priority with regards to incomings.

Jol said, ahead of tomorrow's European tie against Crusaders: "He [Jeffren] is a good player, on the fringe of the Barcelona first team but no, no interest.

"I am happy with the business we've done so far, but we lost six or seven players in a couple of months. We need a couple of players to get a very good, strong squad.

"Up front we have Bobby [Zamora]and Andrew [Johnson], and the rest like [Lauri] Dalla Valle and [Marcello] Trotta are very young.

"We have [Clint] Dempsey coming back which helps, but [Moussa] Dembele is injured. Last week we had a little problem and had to play Kerim Frei Thursday and Sunday, which is evidence we need players."

Lastly, the agent of Genoa's Houssine Kharja has been directly quoted as saying that Fulham have shown no interest in his man. Not that we were aware of any as it is.