Fulham close to signing Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic



The Serb striker helped the Whites earn promotion to the Premier League while on loan last season

Fulham are closing in on the signing of Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and expect to complete a deal when the Serb striker returns from holiday.

Mitrovic was loaned out to Fulham in January last season and scored 12 goals in 18 appearances to help fire the Whites into the Premier League via the play-offs.

Mitrovic was central to Fulham’s promotion

Mitrovic was central to Fulham’s promotion

According to the Telegraph, the west London club have agreed a fee in principle with the Magpies, with only terms of payment left to negotiate. A deal is expected to go through by the end of the month.

Fulham look set to smash their previous transfer record to land the 23-year-old. Newcastle want around £20m, which is significantly more than the £12.4 Fulham paid Olympiacos for Konstantinos Mitroglou in 2014.

The news will be music to the ears of Whites fans. Mitrovic was an integral part of the club’s 23-game unbeaten run in the Championship and became something of a cult hero at Craven Cottage last season.

His performances at the World Cup may well have increased his value – he scored the first goal in Serbia’s 2-1 defeat to Switzerland and was menacing throughout the group stage before Serbia were eliminated.

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