Fulham have completed the loan of three players on deadline day, with AC Milan utility man Urby Emanuelson, PSV wing-back Stanislav Manolev and Ajax midfielder Eyong Enoh joining Martin Jol.
Emanuelson, who worked with Jol at former club Ajax, was the first to arrive at Craven Cottage. The versatile Dutchman, who can operate as an attacking midfielder, left winger or left-back, has fallen down the pecking order at Milan, with just eight Serie A starts this season.
"I'm really looking forward to the time I will be here. Martin Jol helped me a lot in my progression when I was learning the game and, because of him, it was an easy choice for me to come here. He has a lot of faith in me and I have a lot of faith in him," the 26-year-old said.
Jol also expressed his delight in signing the Milan star and said the player's versatility and speed will hugely benefit Fulham.
"He can play left midfield, wide, play No. 10. I feel we need fresh legs. I coached him at Ajax. He is a skilful player, very agile. He is very mobile and quick," the manager told ESPN.
Joining Emanuelson at Fulham is his former Ajax team-mate Enoh. The Cameroon international, who has 27 senior caps for his country, has signed a deal with the west London club till the end of the season. The 26-year-old usually operates in a deep-lying midfield role.
Meanwhile, in the case of their fellow new arrival Manolev, the Cottagers have the option of signing him on a two-year deal at the end of the season. The Bulgaria international moved to PSV from native outfit Litex Lovech in 2009. The 27-year-old can operate as a wing-back or a midfielder on the right flank.
Fulham signed Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong on loan, till the end of the season, last week.
Stekelenburg Move Falls Through
Meanwhile, AS Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg's move to Fulham fell through on deadline day, while the player was in mid-air and on his way to Craven Cottage, leaving Jol frustrated.
Reports claim Roma pulled the plug on the deal after they failed in recruiting a replacement for the Holland No.1. The Serie A outfit were understood to be keen to sign Emiliano Viviano on loan from Fiorentina but were unable to complete the deal and were forced to abort Stekelenburg's move to Fulham.