• Premier League

Fulham keeping tabs on defender Forren

ESPN staff
November 13, 2012
Brede Hangeland has recommended Vegard Forren to Fulham boss Martin Jol © PA Photos

Fulham could make a move for defender Vegard Forren after his Norway international team-mate Brede Hangeland recommended him to manager Martin Jol.

Craven Cottage stalwart Hangeland was asked about the 24-year-old centre-back by Jol, and told him he believed he could do a good job in the Premier League.

Forren plays for Molde, who were recently crowned Norwegian league champions, and has also been linked with a transfer window move to Everton.

"His name has come up,'' Hangeland told TV2. "They asked me about him after the last international break, so of course I had to be honest and tell them he's a very good footballer.

"It's no wonder Fulham have noticed him, and I'm sure he's been noticed by others as well.

"He [Jol] asked me about Forren. I told him that he's a good player. I try to answer honestly when I'm asked about something. I've often answered that Scandinavian players aren't good enough.

"But when it comes to Vegard Forren, I think he could be good enough for a career abroad."

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