Fulham defender Brede Hangeland paying no attention to speculation surrounding his future

Defender hoping for one or two more additions to the squad...
Brede Hangeland insists that he is not worried about the speculation concerning his future at Fulham.

The towering centre-half has been heavily linked with a move away from Craven Cottage this summer following the departure of manager Roy Hodgson, with Arsenal, AC Milan and a reunion with the former boss at Liverpool being mooted as potential destinations.

The Norway international, however, has insisted that he is keen to remain with his current club and do well under the guidance of a new boss.

"There’s always speculation about players moving clubs," Hangeland said on the club's official website.

"I would be lying if I didn’t say I prefer it when people think I’ve done better than the opposite.

"But the more years I play, the more I learn to ignore speculation and keep my head down. I’m confident I’m good enough to play under another manager here at Fulham.

"Of course we were disappointed to see Roy go but to be honest I wasn’t very surprised. We were lucky to have him for two-and-a-half years.

"The organisation at Fulham is very good – we have a good working unit, and hopefully if we get the right new manager, we’ll keep going as we have done."

The former FC Copenhagen defender also hopes to see the entire squad remain at the Cottage, while insisting that a couple of additions would also bode well with regard to the club's future.

"I’d love to see all the players stay – and even one or two more coming in – and then we’ll look even stronger," he added.

"If we hadn’t been in Europe last season – I think we would have finished higher, and we can put more focus on the league and go even higher this time."

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