Fulham's signing of striker Dimitar Berbatov would be the biggest in the history of the club, according to manager
The 31-year-old is set to complete a move from Manchester United despite interest from the likes of Italian pair Juventus and Fiorentina.
Jol, who worked with Berbatov whilst manager of Tottenham Hotspur, will be delighted to see the deal go through and believes the goalscoring record of the former
He said: "I'm a very happy man and I think our fans will be very happy and proud because it is probably the biggest in the history of the club, that is how I feel.
"He has got a very good record, if you look at his record internationally, and if you look at his record at Manchester United I don't think there are a lot of strikers, maybe (
The fee for Berbatov is believed to be somewhere between £3-£5 million ($4.06-$7.67 million), with the player's wages expected to provide a stumbling block.
But Jol believes his side was in as strong a position as its Italian counterparts, who had earlier argued between themselves as to why Berbatov had not signed for their clubs.
"I don't think Fiorentina will pay unbelievable wages, even Juve, it is a big club but he situation in
"We are a healthy club so we can do what other clubs can do, if you see Sunderland they brought (
The 56-year-old Jol went on the record during his time as Spurs boss that Berbatov would be sold 'over his dead body'.
The forward was sold to Manchester United shortly afterwards but Jol is hoping for a continuation of their working relationship from White Hart Lane.
"When I said in my last period at Spurs he would go over my dead body - I'm still here and so is he," he said.
"We have a good relationship. He he knows he will enjoy his football with me that is for sure, hopefully he will score goals with other good players around him."
There may be more attacking players brought in to Craven Cottage before the transfer window closes.
Jol lost strikers
Losing that number of attacking players means Jol would like to strengthen that area, with Wigan Athletic's Hugo Rodallega and
"We ended up with one striker, then we had two.
"We did have four or five (last season) and we lost them and now we feel that maybe we can do something in that area in the next day ... so hopefully we will be as strong as we were.
"I will have to speak to him (Berbatov), I spoke to him last week and he felt good but now he is worried because he hasn't played all these games - but I think that if everything is fine with his medical he can be involved."
The England international could also make his Cottagers debut against former club West Ham if the deal is processed in time.
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