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Report – Fulham Ready To Do Mitrovic Deal – Willing to Pay Out £20M

There’s news in the London Evening Standard today that Fulham are willing to pay out £20M to get Aleksandar Mitrovic back to the Craven Cottage club.

Mitro is on holiday at the moment following his World Cup exploits for Serbia, but he wants his future sorted out over the next week.

Indeed if the deal is done before next Wednesday, he could report to Fulham for training next week and not to Newcastle.

Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce are reported to be ready to make a late bid, but it looks as though Fulham will get their man.

It will happen if they are willing to pay out £20M for a player who scored 12 goals for them in 20 appearances last season in the Championship.

Aleksandar Mitrovic – looks set for Fulham switch

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez was asked about the future of Mitro, and this is what he said as reported in the Chronicle today:

“He’s our player.” “But obviously he has different clubs interested in him.”

“We’ll see if we can find a solution for everyone.” “Everybody can be happy with that.”

Once the deal is completed, it’s being reported in the Chronicle that Rafa will bring in West Brom striker Salomon Rondon.

But whether that’s a permanent transfer or a season-long loan with an option to buy next summer is unclear.

Fulham are willing to pay out the big bucks this summer, and they have already brought in Jean-Michael Seri and Maxime Le Marchand from Nice for a combined £30M.

The acquisition of Mitrovic will bring their spending this summer to £50M.

In contrast, Newcastle have spent a negative £6M so far this summer.

That’s the difference between an ambitious club and one run by Mike Ashley.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • Jib

    Jul 18, 2018 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Jail for Ashley
    Aye Jib, if he’d said you’re a bell end he’d be spot on!

    That’s fair comment Jail – your entitled to your opinion
    at least we know who you are

    to pop up with a new identity just to have a pop is
    according to you really low and sneaky.

    sauce for the goose Jail – No ?

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 18, 2018 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #2

    “Take the money!” (Michael Miles)

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 18, 2018 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #3

    This is surely old news – the Mitro to Fulham £20M story has been going on all Summer.

    Just because the LSE has said it doesn’t lend it any more validity.

    Also, how long does a guy need on holiday? He finished at the World Cup on the 27th June. That’s 3 weeks ago, for Chrissake. Does he not know we need to pimp his ass?

  • Mr Funky

    Jul 18, 2018 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #4

    What frustrates me the most is the quibbling over transfer fees for players who Rafa doesn’t want here. In my view the sooner you can get them out the less time you are paying wages to players who are not going to play for NUFC.

    Selz should have been sold if the difference between the two clubs was 500k – if we can’t loan him out we will probably pay that in wages before Jan transfer window opens.

    Same applies for Colback, Saivet and Mbemba

  • Mr Funky

    Jul 18, 2018 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #5

    If £20 million is all we get in from transfers – what players would you buy?

    My choices would be:

    Divock Origi – £8-10mil
    Joe Bryan – 6-8mil
    Clement Grenier – 2-3mil

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 18, 2018 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #6

    What frustrates me is it’s the same old sh1t, different window

  • lesh

    Jul 18, 2018 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #7

    Mr Funky

    Ashley doesn’t do common sense – he’s focussed on the headline figure!

    It’s a strange fact of life that good, decent people are affected by accidents, acts of god, terminal illness yet the evil, greedy bustards like our owner seem to avoid such things. It just doesn’t seem fair.

  • Rafabomb

    Jul 18, 2018 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Hey jib

    I’ve been following for many years this blog and I enjoy reading people’s views n opinions about my beloved nufc even if I think some of it is right or wrong, that’s there view of it all, except it. But you don’t with some bull sh#t remarks to people.. That’s why I think your a bell-end and that’s why I never hardly comment…

  • lesh

    Jul 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #9


    I and a few others have been criticised as having negative, critical and having a cynical view of Ashley, his greed and short-sightedness as far as NUFC.

    Looks as though the cynics aren’t far off the mark – again.

    As you say, same crap different window and Rafa’s doing well to maintain his dignified demeanour – he’s a star

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 18, 2018 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #10


    Some just can’t handle the truth and what’s blatantly obvious. No matter how upbeat you are about the situation, there’s always going to be that niggling doubt ever present in your mind that things are never going to change

  • hibbit

    Jul 18, 2018 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #11

    don’t count on Rafa getting £20m to spend out of Mitro sale,
    what happens if Fulham want to in instalments common practice among other clubs, say £4m a year for 5 years ,that would only give £4m to spend this window !!!
    just a thought ???

  • hibbit

    Jul 18, 2018 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #12

    want to pay in instalments

  • widowmagandapoke

    Jul 18, 2018 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #13

    Is there any other prem that goes round all the houses to get to the front door? There are so many conundruma: why should an owner jeopardise prem status by not investing? Why when you have one of the best managers in the world, do you scupper him at every turn? If you club’s finances are as bad as you seem to portray, why didn’t you accept the reasonable offer made last term. This management is an outstanding enigma.

  • lesh

    Jul 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #14


    Why oh why have we been saddled with Ashley?

    If there is a god, please find us a wealthy, ambitious soul who wants to help our club reach its potential and make many thousands of people happier, please buy out the Newcastle United’s current owner who’s shown himself to be an evil, greedy liar. Such a person won’t be disappointed and will be lauded as the saviour of Newcastle United.


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