Fulham boss Hodgson wants to keep Hangeland but admits: We can't stop joining Arsenal
25 May 2009 05:08
Fulham boss Roy Hodgson is determined to persuade Brede Hangeland to stay at Craven Cottage but conceedes he will not be able to stop leaving for the likes of Arsenal next summer.
The Norway international defender has been one of the successes of Fulham's record-breaking season which saw them clinch their highest ever top-flight finish of seventh.
It is only the second time in their history that Fulham have qualified to play in Europe and Hodgson is hoping that Hangeland will remain part of their plans for next season despite being consistently linked with a move to Arsenal.
'We'll do everything in our power to keep Brede,' said Hodgson.'Everyone knows he's a player that we love. He's still contracted to usand we want to keep him.
'We're doing everything in our power - but our power sometimes can't be compared to the power of other clubs.'