Fulham sign Mitrovic on 5-year contract from Newcastle

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London, July 31 (IANS) Newly-promoted English Premier League (EPL) club Fulham on Tuesday announced the signing of Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic from Newcastle on a five-year contract.

The 23-year-old Serbia international is to remain at Fulham on a permanent contract for an undisclosed fee, after joining the English side in January and helping them advance to the top-tier league, reports Efe.

“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,” Mitrovic said in a statement on Fulham’s website.

The club’s sporting director, Tony Khan, added that “(Mitrovic) was a hero in our run to promotion, and from the moment he arrived at Motspur and began working with us, we’ve always wanted Mitro on a permanent; I told him that after the Final at Wembley, and I’m thrilled to make it official today.”

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Mitrovic took part in 40 international matches with Serbia and scored 17 times, including in their 1-2 loss to Switzerland in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

British media reported Fulham paid 24.6 million euros ($28.8 million) for Mitrovic.

The striker is the fifth addition to the team, led by Serbian coach Slavisa Jokanovic, ahead of Fulham’s 2018/2019 campaign, following Spanish goalkeeper Fabri (Besiktas), French defender Maxime Le Marchand (Nice), Ivory Coast midfielder Jean-Michael Seri (Nice) and the German striker Andre Schurrle (Borussia Dortmund, a two-year assignment).

–IANS

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