Fulham keen on Mexican striker
Published 23:00 08/07/11 By Darren Lewis
Martin Jol wants £3.5m Mexican striker Aldo De Nigris to freshen up his Fulham attack.
The 6ft, 27-year-old frontman plays for Monterrey and hit three goals as Mexico stormed to the CONCACAF title last month.
De Nigris has bagged 31 goals over the last two seasons since making a loan move permanent.
He was called up for his country last year and named in Mexico’s squad for the the 2011 Gold Cup squad, scoring two goals in friendlies then four in the Gold Cup itself.
Only Manchester United marksman Javier Hernandez has scored more goals during the Gold Cup with seven.
De Nigris has an italian passport and nationality, as his grandfather was born in Italy meaning Fulham should have few injuries with red tape.
De Nigris recently revealed he was close to making the move to the Premier League but remained tight-lipped about his destination.
He said: “There is a very advanced negotiation with a European team that is interested in me. They have seen me in action during the Gold Cup and have sent a proposal to Monterrey.
“I can’t say the name of the team, the only thing that I can say is that it belongs to a very important European league, one of the most important ones.
“It’s a team that has the chance to play in the Europa League next year. I can’t say the name of the team because I have been asked not to.”