Fulham FC have been on a role in the 2018 Summer transfer market, since gaining promotion back to the Premier League. After securing the high profile signatures of Ivorian Jean Michael Seri and former Premier League winner with Chelsea FC Andre Schurrle, the London club have now signed the star forward Aleksandar Mitrovic.
According to reports, the 23-year old moved from Newcastle for a reported fee of 22 million pounds, which can rise by about 5 millions on inclusion of the add-ons. The deal is said to be for a 5-year period.
The Serbian striker spent the later half of last season at Craven Cottage on loan, and was instrumental in the club’s promotion. He scored 12 times in 17 starts for the club in the English Championships. Fulham gained promotion after beating Aston Villa 1-0 at Wembley in the play-off finals.
Fulham owner Shahid Khan expressed his delight after making the previous loan deal permanent. He added that he had wanted the Serbian number 9 on a permanent deal, after the Play-off finals last year, and was very glad to see his wish come true.
The striker also has expressed his joy on returning to the West London club. The forward spoke to the media after his move from far north, and talked of his love for and connection with Fulham fans.
“I’m very glad and happy and proud to finally be here and officially become a Fulham player. I’m happy to the moon and back,” the Serb said. “I have love for the fans. They’re amazing… and I have a really good connection with them.”
The new Cottagers’ forward scored one of the two Serbian goals in the World Cup, when he opened the scoring in their 1-2 late loss against the Swiss.
Mitrovic signed for Newcastle United from Anderlecht for a fee of £13 million in 2015. He played 65 times for the Magpies, netting 14 times.
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