Fulham boss Martin Jol has claimed that he believes Brede Hangeland will sign the new deal that he has been offered and that he is happy at the West London club.

Hangeland’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the season and Fulham fans may be fearful of losing their key defender, but the manager has put their fears to bed.

The Norwegian giant has been a rock for the Whites since arriving at the club from Scandinavia and big clubs’ interest in the past has been quickly dismissed so a long term stay at Craven Cottage may be in store.

Jol has confirmed that talks have been on-going to tie Hangeland down to a new deal and he is hopeful of finding out the outcome after Fulham’s clash with Newcastle on Monday night, where Hangeland returns from suspension.

While Jol is confident the extension will be signed, he maintains that it is still all up to the player.

“It only depends on a decision so if Brede says yes it is okay,” Jol told Sky Sports.

“If he says no, then we have to wait, talk and negotiate.

“I will ask Alistair [Mackintosh, chief executive officer] what the situation is after the game again.

“I am confident he will sign because he loves it here. He is a Fulham player.

“We took him from Scandinavia and I think he loves it here and we offered him a good contract.”

 

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