Fulham have pulled off a major coup by persuading football legend Pele toact as their South American scout.

The Brazilian was at Harrods yesterday to promote his autobiography. The storeis owned by Mohamed Fayed, who also owns Fulham, and the pair are understood to have established a rapport.

“Pele is the greatest player of all time – a true legend,” Al Fayed told The Sun.

“So who better to have scouting for usin Brazil!” Pele was also pleased at his new role and he was keen to see more Brazilian’s playing in England with Gilberto Silva and Edu impressing at London rival Arsenal.

“There are many great Brazilians playing all over the world, especially in Holland, Spain and Italy,” said Pele.

“But in England there are so few. I’m hoping one day we’ll have skilful Brazilians playing for Fulham and to do that we must plan ahead.

“I think that can happen because my club Santos produces a lot of good young players. Maybe we can find some for Fulham.”