Fulham complete loan move for Stanislav Manolev

The Bulgarian defender has joined Martin Jol's side until the end of the season, with an option of a two-year contract in the summer
Fulham have signed PSV full-back Stanislav Manolev on loan until the end of the season, with an option of two further years.

The Bulgarian international, who has 29 international caps, was snapped up by the Cottagers in a beat-the-deadline deal as Martin Jol seeks to add more depth to his squad.

After three years in Holland, the 29-year-old right-back will provide another right-back option for the west-London outfit, where Sascha Riether has played in each of the Cottagers' 24 Premier League games this season.

Manolev told the club website: "I came here to play but I know that I have to fight for my place. I am looking forward to playing the Premier League because I believe it is the best competition in the world.

"I know Martin Jol already because when I came to Holland, we played against Ajax when he was the coach. I hope that if I play well here then I will be able to stay beyond the summer."