Aleksandar Mitrovic joins Fulham from Newcastle on five-year deal

Mae Harvey
July 31, 2018

However, this is Newcastle United and with such limited funds and so many positions needing strengthening, little wonder that Rafa Benitez has been forced to try and loan him.

The Serbia striker has returned to Craven Cottage on a five-year contract after the two Premier League clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

Mitrovic scored 12 goals in 17 games on loan at Fulham last season as the Cottagers secured a return to the top flight via the Championship play-offs.

The 26-year-old featured for his nation at the World Cup and will arrive on Tyneside to hopefully strengthen the Magpies in the final third, after Benitez's side struggled for consistency in front of goal last season.

Newcastle and Brighton are eyeing moves for West Brom's Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazi, sources have told ESPN FC.

Newcastle will likely make a profit on the £14.5 million they paid Anderlecht for his services in July 2015.

Muto's club went to the extent of issuing a statement saying that what remains for the deal to be completed are mere formalities.

"The 23-year-old striker proved to be the flawless fit for Fulham, scoring 12 times in just 17 starts to help the team reach Wembley".

They would have no excuse but to give in to Swansea's demands at this point - there will be no point in remaining stubborn, especially when there is a man with 117 Premier League appearances on offer.

Newcastle hold the trump cards though as Leicester will not accept a sale of Maguire until a replacement is secured, so they could stand firm.

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