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Fulham boss Jol excited about arrival of Diarra

Fulham's latest addition Mahamadou Diarra has manager Martin Jol extremely excited.

The 30-year old former Real Madrid star joined the Cottagers for the remainder of the season during the week and Jol is planning to throw him straight into the fray when Wolves visit on Sunday despite him being without a club since leaving Monaco last summer.

"Somebody tipped me off about him, I gave him a phone call and he said he is quite fit. That is the only thing I needed to know," Jol said.

"There is always reasons (why a player is without a club). He was a big player and a very good player during Fabio Capello's time at Real Madrid.

"Sometimes a very good player has different views and demands, and he turned down a few smaller clubs than Real Madrid as well.

"I was happy that he didn't turn us down. Maybe he will be involved on Sunday."

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