Fulham complete signing of Aleksandar Mitrovic from Newcastle on five-year deal

Serbian striker had been at the top of the club’s shortlist after his loan spell helped fire them to the Premier League last season

FULHAM have completed the signing of Aleksandar Mitrovic
from Newcastle.

The Serbian striker had been at the top of the club’s shortlist
after his loan spell helped fire them to the Premier League last
season.

It is believed the fee for the 23-year-old is around £22million plus future incentives.

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Mitrovic endeared himself to the Fulham faithful last season
after scoring 12 goals in 18 Championship starts.

Speaking of his move, he told fulhamfctv: “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.

“I have love for the fans. They’re amazing fans and I have a
really good connection with them.

“This is a big club and last year we made history, we did big
things, and I want to continue this. We want to keep making
big things, and with all the fans behind us I think we can go
far.”

He powerful striker becomes the club’s fifth signing of the
summer following the arrivals of Andre Schurrle, Jean Michael
Serri, Fabri and Maxime Le Marchand.

Club owner Tony Khan added: “I’m delighted to announce that
Aleksandar Mitrović is back where he belongs at Fulham
Football Club! We have reached an agreement to bring Mitro
home!

“He was a hero in our run to promotion, and from the moment
he arrived at Motspur and began working with us, we’ve alway
wanted Mitro on a permanent; I told him that after the Final at
Wembley, and I’m thrilled to make it official today. Come on
Fulham!”

Fulham are also closing in on Swansea centre-back Alfie Mawson.

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The talented 24-year-old was their standout player as the
Welsh side failed to avoid relegation to the Championship.

He is set for a medical on Tuesday after Fulham pipped
Burnley to his signature.

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