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Aleksandar Mitrovic has signed a new contract with Fulham – keeping him at Craven Cottage until the summer of 2024.

The Serbian striker is the second key player to commit his future to the club despite their relegation from the Premier League, following in the footsteps of captain Tom Cairney. The former Newcastle forward had been linked with a move to pastures new during the summer, but newspaper reports had suggested that he was not going force through any transfer and his decision to remain in west London comes as a significant boost as Scott Parker prepares for his first full season in charge.

Mitrovic has scored 23 goals in 59 appearances for Fulham, including eleven during a disappointing campaign last year. His arrival on loan in January 2018 proved critical to helping Fulham earn promotion via the Championship play-offs – as he scored 12 goals during the Whites’ club record 23-match unbeaten run in the league – and Parker will be hoping he can repeat some of that form this term.

The hugely popular striker told FulhamFCTV:

I feel great. I’m really happy and I’m looking forward to playing here next season. There were a lot of clubs interested but in the end I decided to stay here because I’m really happy and settled at Fulham. My kids, wife, all my family are happy here. This is my home and I am really happy to sign a new deal.

Since the first day I came here I have received a great reception from everyone in the Club and the fans. I feel motivated and every morning when I come here to work I am happy. I have found my happiness and passion here.