Aleksandar Mitrovic will take his Fulham medical in the next 48 hours as his permanent move to Craven Cottage moves closer.
Fulham and Newcastle finally agreed on a fee for the Serbian striker yesterday – ending a month-long impasse between the two parties over their differing valuations of the 23 year-old. Mitrovic was released from the Magpies’ pre-season tour of Portugal and immediately flew back to the United Kingdom. The powerful forward is now back in London, finalising the fine details of his switch with Fulham.
Mitrovic has reportedly already agreed personal terms with the Premier League new boys and is keen to be reunited with his compatriot Slavisa Jokanovic, Fulham’s head coach. The capture of the striker, which was one of Jokanovic’s highest transfer priorities over the close season, comes after Mitrovic helped Fulham win promotion from the Championship – scoring twelve goals in 20 appearances after moving to the Whites on loan back in January. Jokanovic was desperate to strengthen his striking options before the closure of the transfer window and Mitrovic feels he has unfinished business in the Premier League after being cast aside by Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez.
Mitrovic is believed to be ready to undergo his medical at Motspur Park on Monday and is poised to become Fulham’s fifth addition of the summer. The former Partizan Belgrade and Anderlecht forward will join Jean-Michael Seri, Maxime Le Marchand, Fabri and Andre Schurrle in making the move to Craven Cottage and is expected to play a big part in Fulham’s return to the top flight this term.