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Aleksandar Mitrovic: Fulham sign Serbia striker from Newcastle

Aleksandar Mitrovic: Fulham sign Serbia striker from Newcastle

Aleksandar Mitrovic scored 12 goals in 17 games while on loan at Fulham last seasonFulham have signed Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic for a reported £22m[/i] from fellow Premier League side Newcastle United.Mitrovic scored 12 goals in 17 games on loan at Fulham last season as the Cottagers secured a return to the top flight via the Championship play-offs.The 23-year-old, who joined Newcastle from Anderlecht in 2015 for £14.5m, has signed a five-year deal until 2023.
"I'm happy to the moon and back," he said."I'm very glad and happy and proud to finally be here and officially become a Fulham player. 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 want to keep making big things - and with all the fans behind us I think we can go far."
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Aleksandar Mitrovic scores the opener for Serbia
Mitrovic made five appearances for Newcastle in the first half of last season, before joining Fulham in February.He was a key figure as Slavisa Jokanovic's side secured a return to the Premier League for the first time since the 2013-14 season.The move comes three days after the Magpies agreed a deal to sign Japan striker Yoshinori Muto from Bundesliga side Mainz.The Cottagers have already signed Spanish goalkeeper Fabri from Besiktas, German World Cup-winning forward Andre Schurrle on loan from Borussia Dortmund, as well as Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michael Seri and French defender Maxime le Marchand from Nice.
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