FULHAM should pull out all the stops to keep star striker Pavel Pogrebnyak at the club, says former Whites defender Rufus Brevett.
Pogrebnyak was signed by Jol on the final day of the January transfer window as a last-minute replacement for QPR-bound frontman Bobby Zamora.
The Russian forward proved an instant hit after joining from Stuttgart as he found the net five times in his first three appearances.
Pogrebnyak’s contract with the German club expires at the end of the current campaign and he has already opened talks over a permanent deal at Craven Cottage.
Brevett believes his performances will not of gone unnoticed by Europe’s elite and has urged Jol to break the bank in order to fend off the competition.
He said: “I’m sure the way he has come in there and done so well that they’ll want to tie him up straight away. The problem is that he has come in and done so well and there is going to be other teams now that have been alerted to the fact that he could be available.
“I’m sure he’s enjoyed his time at Fulham because they play decent football, they’re playing to his strengths and he’s scoring goals so I’m sure if they can get a deal sorted he’d be happy to sign for Fulham.”
Rufus Brevett was speaking at the launch of Barclays Cycle Hire bikes specially-branded for each of the capital's Barclays Premier League clubs. Fans will be able to see the bikes in Barclays branches near the grounds until the end of the season. www.barclays.com