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Dikgacoi hopes for Fulham deal

South African midfielder waiting for work permit

Dikgacoi: Keen to join Fulham

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South African midfielder Kagiso Dikgacoi is hoping to finally complete a move to Fulham in January.

Dikgacoi was a target for Roy Hodgson back in the summer, but the Premier League club were unable to secure a work permit.

However, the 24-year-old claims that Fulham have made a renewed effort to obtain a work permit ahead of the opening of the transfer window.

The Golden Arrows ace is optimistic he will receive the necessary paperwork and expressed his desire to link up with Hodgson's side.

Fingers crossed

"Fulham are in the process of applying for a work permit for me and I am keeping my fingers crossed that everything will go according to plan," Dikgacoi told South African newspaper The Citizen.

"It has always been a dream of mine to ply my trade in Europe and I hope that I do get my opportunity in the English Premiership.

"There has been interest from other teams in Europe who want me to come for trials, but I would prefer joining Fulham who know me and are aware what I am capable of after spending some time with them in July.

"And with them trying to get me a work permit is proof that they are really interested in my services."