Aleksandar Mitrovic wants his career sorted out by next Wednesday when he is supposed to report back for preseason training at Newcastle.
There is a report from Football Insider in what they are calling an exclusive and they think the deal to take Mitro to Fulham could be completed this weekend – or even earlier.
It would not be a surprise if this happened because both clubs want the deal to go through and the only question was whether Fulham were willing to pay the £20M transfer fee for the Serbian International striker.
But Fulham, backed by an ambitious owner, have already been paying out some big money (£35M) for two players this summer and Mitro is their number one target.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – transfer to Fulham is reported to be imminent
The 23-year-old had a fantastic loan spell at Craven Cottage earlier this year when he scored 12 goals in 20 games for them.
That ended with Fulham getting promoted when they beat Aston Villa 1-0 in the Championship playoff final at Wembley.
Here is a piece from the Football Insider report:
“Mitrovic has been Fulham’s number one target all summer following his successful loan spell at Craven Cottage last season.”
“A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Fulham and Newcastle have made a breakthrough in their negotiations for Mitrovic.”
“Fulham are ready to pay up to £20M to land the striker to seal the deal in the coming hours.”
Well – we hope it happens and the report is accurate – and the sooner the better for both parties concerned.