Hughes hints at Gudjohnsen stay



Fulham manager Mark Hughes has suggested that he may keep Icelandic winger Eidur Gudjohnsen beyond the summer when his loan move runs out.

The former Chelsea and Barcelona striker is owned by Stoke but after not getting on at the Potteries in the first half of the season made a transfer deadline day move to Craven Cottage to Fulham.

Hughes has been impressed with the 32-year-old striker, who came on against Chelsea and held the ball up well.

He insists that signing a player of his stature was never a gamble, despite the players experience at Stoke City.

“We’ve got Eidur until the end of the season and we’re pleased with him,” said Hughes.

“There will be chances between now and the end of the season and if he continues the way he has been in training, I’m sure there will be conversations to be had.

“I knew I was getting a good player given his pedigree and the quality I’ve witnessed in the past.

“It was never a risk. His last club didn’t work out for him and I’m delighted he’s here. He’s added quality to the group.”

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