Fulham boss Martin Jol is ready to sign permanently Sascha Riether.

The Cologne right-back has been a virtual ever-present for Fulham since his switch to Craven Cottage in the summer.

Jol said: "Sascha Riether has done a great job for us. He's enthusiastic, mobile and aggressive.

"He was playing for a club who got relegated and I thought that maybe this was the chance for us to get him under good circumstances.

"I only wanted him on loan because you never know [how they will do].

"If he carries on like this we will make our mind up and try to extend it or buy him."