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Martin Jol eager to keep hold of Frimpong

Fulham boss Martin Jol admits that he is hoping to extend Emmanuel Frimpong’s loan deal for another season.

The 21-year-old arrived at Craven Cottage on loan from Arsenal in the January transfer window, and he seems to have already done enough to earn a regular starting berth.

Fulham manager Martin Jol has been impressed with the holding midfielder and he hopes Arsenal would agree to extend his loan for another year.

“If there was an opportunity to take him on loan, I would probably do that,” the Dutch manager was quoted as saying in London Evening Standard.

“It is quite a nice position to be in, to get a loan player you do not have to pay a transfer fee. It is a good way of doing things because it would be quite expensive to take him (permanently).

“I was impressed with him from the start. He is the type of player you would like as a manger because he is versatile and he can play as well because he is an Arsenal player.”

Emmanuel Frimpong came through the youth ranks at Arsenal, but has only managed to make 12 Premier League appearances for the Gunners so far.

He spent some time on loans at Wolverhampton and Charlton, but was unlucky to suffer a cruciate ligament injury during his spell at Molineux.

Frimpong has made his first appearance for Fulham in the goalless draw at Carrow Road, and regular playing time he is likely to get at Craven Cottage should help the player get his career back on track.

Sat 2 March, 2013
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