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Sky Sports Reveal Massive Fee Fulham Have Agreed To Pay For Mitrovic

Sky Sports’ Keith Downie has put out on his Twitter account that Fulham has agreed to pay a whopping £22M initially for Aleksandar Mitrovic with an additional £5M in bonuses depending on how Mitro performances for the London club.

Newcastle initially wanted £20M and there were some reports that it had gone up to £30M – but this is a good deal for Newcastle.

We would also expect Newcastle to have negotiated a sell-on clause in Mitro’s contract in case Fulham sell him in the future at a profit.

Newcastle would then get a percentage of that profit.

£22M for a player who does not have a future at Newcastle is very good business for Newcastle but it also shows the ambitions of the Fulham owner.

Aleksandar Mitrovic – to move to Fulham for initial £22M

Here’s Downie’s tweet:

How this affects the money Rafa can spend in the next 12 days of the window is not known at this point but if this deal goes through then Newcastle have made a £24M profit so far in this window.

Mitro was signed from Anderlecht for about £14M three years ago and he played 72 games for the Magpies with 17 goals.

Here’s the transfer table without the £22M there for Mitro.

KenedySeason loanChelsea
Ki Sung-yuengFree agentSwansea
Martin Dubravka£4.0MSparta Prague
Fabian Schar£3.0MDeportivo
Yoshinori Muto
Salomon RondonSeason loanWest Brom
Federico Fernandez£6.0MSwansea
Transfer Fees paid out£22.5M
Massadio Haidarareleased
Curtis Goodreleased
Jesus Gamezreleased
Mikel Merino£10.0MReal Sociedad
Jack ColbackSeason loanNottingham Forest
Chancel Mbemba£5.0MPorto
Matz Sels£4.0MStrasbourg
Aleksandar Mitrovic£22.0MFulham
Adam Armstrong£1.5MBlackburn
Dwight GayleSeason loanWest Brom
Ivan Toney£0.5MPeterborough
Henri SaivetSeason loanBursaspor
Transfer Fees into club£43.0M
Net Spend-£20.5M (profit)

There has been news earlier today that Fulham and Newcastle had agreed a fee with Mitrovic reported to be traveling back to England to complete the deal.

So we would assume both sets of fans will be happy with this transaction.

Thre key now is whether Rafa now gets an extra £22M to spend on players even though Newcastle are unlikely to get the full fee upfront from the Cottagers.

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #1

    Its only good business if we are allowed to spend it all in this window!!

  • crawfordm

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #2

    Rafa will be happy with this. Wonder if we will invest the whole 22 million on an improved forward. It seems everyone in the bottom half and two of the newbies thus season are paying the big money required. If only ????

  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Great business re Mitro. Is there any info on whether it’ll be paid up front or on a provvy ticket??

  • lukes26

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #4

    this is the best thing mitro has done for us

    someone else’s problem now

  • Jib

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Tosun A. Wobbler
    Usual terms
    A fiver down
    The rest in threatening letters

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #6

    That’s a great bit of business!! My hat off to Rafa and dare I say Charnely.

  • magicmac54

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #7

    This is only great News for Cashley more money in his bank account, he will be smileing from ear to ear in his ugly fat face, by the end of the window he will have made another profit, it makes me so sick, Rafa must have the patience of a saint working under that dick Ashley. HWTL.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #8

    Yeah, well done Rafa and moreover Lee Charnley, but the fee would also suggest the boy can play a bit, and that we didn’t get the most out of him. Still, it’s certainly for the best, and there is no excuse for not bringing in a more compatible good man now to lead our line. Rondon or better please Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley.

  • Munster Mag

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #9

    Well done Charnley. Credit where its due.

  • SUTTY1978

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #10

    If Mitro worth £27M, we should be able to sell Hoss for at least £30m, Rafa rates him as the better player.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #11

    Yeah, we sell on the drip and buy in cash. Good policy long-term, so long as it does indeed go back in eventually, but hinders Rafa in the present, and it occasionally shows in his demeanour.

  • SUTTY1978

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #12

    Nicky, unfortunately it doesn’t go back in, otherwise we would have decent cash available this summer from Sissoko, Wijnaldum etc.

  • lochinvar

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Just hope that the sort of money we’re getting for Mitro buys us a striker of note.
    Is Rondon a smoke screen ?
    Where is Das Bost hiding ?

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #14

    Actually, Rondon would probably do really well. He played up top under Pulis and Pardew at Brom, and it miraculously didn’t end his career. He’d probably flourish under Rafa and would surely jump at the chance to join. I’m confident we’ll buy, and I’m hoping it’s a proper Newcastle number 9 we do – a reet fuggen handful to be precise.

  • sing in the corner

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #15

    Aye, I remember you said you were from the Village.
    Nah not out tonight. Wor lass is there, her mate is the singer.

    I would hesitate to credit Charnley with the Mitro deal mind.. Incompetent fool.
    Good luck to Mitro…unless he’s playing against us of course!
    I hope the fans who wanted him selected can get over it, don’t want his name being dredged up to beat Rafa with every time he puts a foot right, a la Hatem.

  • SUTTY1978

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #16

    Loch, we can but hope that Rondon is a smokescreen! At least when Carr was here he targeted players with potential. Some were clearly never going to make it before he bought them I.e Thauvin et al but they had the potential to be exciting

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #17

    Yeah, I think it does go back in eventually, and gets swallowed up by in the myriad costs of running a football club, transfer fees only one among many. Ashley could do more by paying for his advertising and maximising revenues for sure and by primarily not allowing Rafa to slip through our fingers. We live in hope, but while Rafa is still here we most certainly have it.

  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #18

    If we are to believe the news that Gayle will be used as a part exchange for Rondon then maybe or should I say hopefully this money is for a really good number 10, then we can spend the Hayden money on a left back / right back that can play on either side of the pitch. I know its a crazy thought, do you think Rafa maybe is looking at Hatem?

  • c-dog

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #19

    With a chunk going into Ashley’s pocket Nicky. Your view on Rondon being underrated cause pardew and pulis were his managers is nonsense. This club deserves a better center forward.

  • SUTTY1978

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #20

    Gayle is currently our best striker (although Perez could be regarded as better) why would we dump him and not Hoss?

  • Jib

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #21

    Bas Dost after rescinding his contract at
    Sporting has kissed and made up and
    signed up again with them.
    I thought Rafa might hijack Manolo Gabbiadini’s
    move from Soton to Lazio but he’s decided to stay
    on the South coast.
    I cannot see Pelligrini keeping Yarmolenko Hernandes
    and Arnautovic – one will need to move

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #22

    “A chunk going into Ashley’s pocket.” You’ll forgive me if I don’t take your word for it. I think Rondon has qualities, but sure, better would be better of course. If he arrives, I’ll back him.

  • c-dog

    Jul 28, 2018 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #23

    That’s an Ashley lover right there.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 28, 2018 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #24

    There’s a thick as mince poster right there.

  • Jib

    Jul 28, 2018 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #25

    I know Joseph Parker is supposed to be a tough
    Maori/Samoan but it’s round 2 and Dyllian Whyte
    seems to have his measure
    whoops Parker down as typed

  • Jib

    Jul 28, 2018 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #26

    as I typed even

  • nufcalex

    Jul 28, 2018 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #27

    Newly promoted championship club showing more ambition than Newcastle in the past 10 years. Shows it all really

  • neverbeento wembly

    Jul 29, 2018 at 2:30 AM

    Comment #28

    Dont believe the fee, fatty has spread this story. If this were true Rafa would have about 40mill to spend. Fact we are looking for loans & cheapos


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