Rafa Benitez will almost certainly be ready to sell Aleksandar Mitrovic to the highest bidder this summer as he looks for funds to bring new and better players into the club ready for next season.
Mitro has done a terrific job for Fulham this year with a fantastic 12 goals in 16 appearances.
And top Serbian manager Slavisa Jokanovic has played to Mitro’s strengths, and he will be trying to get the Fulham Board to buy the Serbian International striker this summer if they manage to get promoted.
Even if Fulham have to do that via the playoffs they are the team in form and Mitro is red-hot at the moment and motivated to get the Cottagers promoted.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – in action against Sunderland
Rafa has said this about Fulham’s game at Birmingham today with all Championship games kicking off at 12:30:
“For sure we are wishing Mitro and Fulham the best of luck this weekend. He is a good lad and they are doing well.”
“It is a win-win situation for us. He is doing well, we are happy with that, he is getting more experience.”
“He is scoring more goals and that is good for his confidence, so that is positive for everyone.”
If Fulham get a better result than Cardiff do at home to Reading today, they will get into second place and automatic promotion.
The Fulham fans will go crazy if that happens and Mitrovic will be the hero.
It’s much like Newcastle and Brighton last year when we managed to beat Barnsley 3-0 at home, and Brighton drew at Aston Villa, so we won the Championship.
Rafa will likely not want to have an early sale of Mitro this summer, because the striker could be a star for Serbia in the World Cup in Russia, just like he was in the qualifying games last year and scored vital goals for his country.
Championship winners Wolves are also interested in buying the player.
Newcastle will be asking a minimum of £20M for the 23-year-old and will hope to get even more than that.
Best of luck to Fulham and Mitro today – you can do it!