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Fulham sign Aleksandar Mitrovic on permanent deal from Newcastle



Fulham have signed Aleksandar Mitrovic on a permanent deal from Newcastle United, the Cottagers have announced.

The Serbia striker has returned to Craven Cottage on a five-year contract after the two Premier League clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

Mitrovic joined Fulham on loan in January and was instrumental in the club’s promotion back to the Premier League.

The 23-year-old scored 12 goals in 17 appearances as Fulham finished third in the Championship before winning May’s play-off final against Aston Villa at Wembley.

Speaking at Motspur Park after signing his new contract, Mitrović told fulhamfctv: “I’m very glad and happy and proud to finally be here and officially become a Fulham player. I’m happy to the moon and back.

“I have love for the fans. They’re amazing fans and I have a really good connection with them.

“This is a big club and last year we made history, we did big things, and I want to continue this. We want to keep making big things, and with all the fans behind us I think we can go far.”

Fulham owner Tony Khan added: “I’m delighted to announce that Aleksandar Mitrović is back where he belongs at Fulham Football Club! We have reached an agreement to bring Mitro home!

“He was a hero in our run to promotion, and from the moment he arrived at Motspur and began working with us, we’ve always wanted Mitro on a permanent; I told him that after the Final at Wembley, and I’m thrilled to make it official today. Come on Fulham!”

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