Aleksandar Mitrovic has now signed for Fulham.

The now former Newcastle striker moving for an undisclosed fee, although reports put the fee as high as £22m with also £5m in claimed add-ons, if hitting certain targets.

Whilst Newcastle’s official announcement confirming the transfer was short and sweet…

Fulham are ecstatic and making a big deal of it, the capture of Aleksandar Mitrovic taking their spending up towards £60m with still 10 days until deadline day.

Owner Tony Khan declaring Tony Khan: ‘I’m delighted to announce that Aleksandar Mitrovic is back where he belongs, at Fulham FC!’

Khan adding that they had brought ‘Mitro home’!

We now wait to see who Rafa Benitez can bring to St James Park…

“I’m delighted to announce that Aleksandar Mitrovic is back where he belongs, at Fulham FC!

“We’ve reached an agreement to bring Mitro home!

“We’ve always wanted him on a permanent.

“I told him that after the final at Wembley and I’m thrilled to make it official today.

“Come on Fulham!”

Fulham official announcement:

We are delighted to confirm Aleksandar Mitrović’s return on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee from Newcastle United.

The popular striker has signed a five-year deal, keeping him at Craven Cottage until at least the summer of 2023, and will wear the number nine shirt.

Mitrović originally joined the Whites on loan at the 11th hour on deadline day in January, and went on to have a hugely significant impact in our promotion to the Premier League.

The 23-year-old striker proved to be the perfect fit for Fulham, scoring 12 times in just 17 starts to help the team reach Wembley.

Instantly taken to by the fans, the sounds of the 39,000-strong White Wall belting out “Mitro’s On Fire” during the celebrations at the national stadium will live long in the memory.

Such was his popularity, he came fifth in the voting for Fulham’s Player of the Season award, despite spending less than half the campaign in SW6.

Mitrović began his career in his homeland with Serbian giants FK Partizan, making his professional debut with their affiliate club FK Teleoptik.

Despite his tender age, Mitrović was top scorer for Partizan’s first team in 2012/13 as they claimed the title, and his form soon attracted the attention of Belgian outfit Anderlecht, who broke their transfer record to sign him in the summer of 2013.

His debut season in Belgium was a prolific one, as he netted 16 times to help his new employers win the domestic title.

Mitrović was in even better form the following term as he scored 23 goals, prompting Newcastle to bring him over to the Premier League.

As is the case at Fulham, he quickly endeared himself to the St James’ Park faithful with his wholehearted displays, and ended his first season on Tyneside with nine Premier League goals to his name in the Magpies’ ultimately unsuccessful battle against relegation.

He did, however, help the club make an immediate return to the top flight, and he departs Newcastle having netted 17 times.

In the summer of 2013 he was awarded his first cap for Serbia, and he now boasts an impressive record of 17 goals in 40 outings for his country, who he recently represented at the 2018 World Cup, where he scored in the controversial 2-1 defeat by Switzerland.

Speaking at Motspur Park as the ink dried on his 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.”



  • Mark Davies

    If Rafa didnt fancy him there must be a reason. I thought he was a great prospect and time will tell. Good luck to the lad as I think he genuinely loved nufc. That said he now loves ffc and called their fans best in the world last season.

    Whether just a badge kisser or genuine I do wish him luck as often brought a smile to the face. Glaring misses in the relegation side apart.

    Now the money must be spent!!!

    • Jimblag23

      Seems to me a bit of a badge kisser, he’d say he loves any fans that respond to him.
      But good luck to him, there’s nothing wrong with that if he’s enjoying himself.

      • Mark Davies

        Exactly. His heart seemed in the right place, his head meanwhile…..haha

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    I think he`s a good fit for Fulham & they have spent a lot of money in this window
    one thing`s a good bet, Newcastle won`t finish above them.

    • Mark Davies

      They are building a tremendous team. Not sure about the squad though.

    • Kneebotherm8

      Fulham just spent another £20 million on Alfie Mawson from Swansea……….that’s about £80 odd million spent now………..Their owner Tony Khan………..can………..our owner Ashley………..cannit & winnit……….the fckn tight cockney fat bstrd……

    • Leicester Mag

      The only fit for Hos is a Tesco economy burger.

  • Andynufc

    Good luck to him. Hope it works out but he seeing him kiss the Fulham badge while he was only on loan with them at the time, not really professional or respectful to us while he’s still a nufc player. Anyways he’s gone now and we can concentrate on the players who are here. Hopefully 2/3 more signings before the window shuts. HWTL

    • SuperDesHamilton

      That’s modern footballers for you though, only loyalty is to money

      • Mike Adam

        Rubbish Des he loved NUFC. He owed Newcastle nothing, the way he was treated by Rafa last season. Yet Mitro never complained or made any trouble behind the scenes like the so called “modern footballers” you speak of.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          I’m more pointing to the fact they kiss the badge of every club.

          • Mike Adam

            Ok, but anyone who says he disrespected NUFC, which you did not, is full of it IMO.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            I never said anything of a sort. I said it’s modern footballers.

            I can understand you’re still upset he left

          • Mike Adam

            I said that you did not!!! I am not upset, Fulham is the perfect place for him. I think he will thrive there, think of the service he will recieve in their 4-3-3 set up. Unfortunately it won’t be for us that is all and now I have a second favorite club.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            😂😂😂 you can’t have two English clubs man

          • Mike Adam

            Remember I am from the US, not native to the UK. Newcastle will always be my first club, but it is becoming harder every year to get excited about them because of what Fatty has done to the club. I like Rafa, defensively he is second to none, but boring football to watch. I don’t live there like most of you so I don’t really understand the traditions and just how much a part of your lives the club is. I know it is frustrating because of what NUFC could be, namely a top six club and playing in Europe most seasons. If only we had an owner like Kahn.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            you’re probably better off that way because football completely engulfs this city, if Newcastle win the city centre is bouncing on a night out but when we’re in a slump you can narf feel like mood creep up on the city & affect everything from work to general life

          • Mike Adam

            Well maybe your right. I do hope to get to SJP for a match some day!

    • Mike Adam

      What about how he was treated by Rafa? 89 minutes of playing time in the first half on a team whose strikers couldn’t score and who was shut out 14 total times during the season. Yet Mitro was never given a chance/run. Talk about respect. I don’t blame him one bit. He love NUFC, has most of his life, it was his dream to play here. He was treated like garbage by Rafa who devalued him. If it weren’t for his loan at Fulham, he wouldn’t be worth what we paid for him.

  • Илья Иванов

    Good luck. You’ll me missed. Shame Benitez haven’t given him a proper chance in a system which suits him. Anyway.. good he’s still be around.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      10/10 for effort but I’ve no idea what you mean

  • Ba ba.

    Over to you mitro your now having to score in the Premier league. Good luck kidda

    • Wor Lass

      Did you ever go to that bar to meet Monksaatan Mag?

      • Ba ba.

        The monkey arms.. Nar don’t live doon there anymore… I’ll probably see him this season stumbling around the toon after the games I’m 100% sure it’s guru who runs the buses when I see him I’ll ask… I’m a bit bemused how he’s a Ashley fan tbh… Simon is it you?

        • Kneebotherm8

          If it is Simon…………he’s Simple……

      • Ba ba.

        Tell a lie I was in there in December two weeks before Christmas with a few of the lads I used to go to school with… Never seen him in if it’s the lad I think it is.

        • Gallowgate Dave

          I asked to meet him to confirm his existence as this Lee Brothers from Manchester thing does my head in. I’m not saying it’s definitely not correct, just I haven’t seen any evidence. To be fair to Monk he told me he drinks in the Haymarket prior to every home match, Goose or Bulls I think, said the landlord knew him, and offered to log into Disqus and his loyalty points to prove he’s real. I lost a bit of interest after debating him as he is so rabidly pro-Ashley I don’t think we’d get on very well, I like engaging with different opinions but his are so extreme, he can’t admit to any of Ashley’s failings and calls him “a great man”. Crackers eh?

          Been in the Monkey Arms with my mate down the coast who supports two teams, one of which he has zero connection with, perhaps they are all a bit queer in there? Ha.

          • Ba ba.

            Aye I drink in the crows nest and trent house often see him oot and aboot up there he is a due hard mag and I mean die hard that’s why I don’t get his Ashley stance.. Howay guru are you Monkseaton mag?

        • Wor Lass

          Mally Taylor used to be a mate of mine – played with him for a while – did he teach you PE?

          • Ba ba.

            Taylor and Mr birch….. Monkseaton high…. Crickey over 33years ago didn’t know him as mally if it the same bkoke… Lads called him “stumpy Taylor”… Née offence we were kids…. Him and birch took née sh, the… 👍

          • Wor Lass

            Yeah, “Stumpy”! Ha ha!

          • Ba ba.

            Small world eh.. 👍

          • Wor Lass

            Yeah. I`ve just thought, though, it was Stumper not Stumpy. He was a wicket keeper (as well as being short and stocky!).

          • Ba ba.

            Stumpy taylor

    • Brian Standen

      Quite simply he did not do enough for us hence Rafa does not fancy him. That’s good enough for me

      • SuperDesHamilton

        Agreed. But you’ll get blocked for having a different opinion

  • Anonymouse1

    good luck to him hope we don`t need 3 points on the last day of the season to stay up

    • Jezza

      I’ll set your mind at rest here and now. That scenario of needing a result against Fulham on the last day of the season to stay up will definitely not happen. We’ll already be relegated by then.

      • Wor Lass

        Unlucky Alf was my favourite character in the Fast Show. Did they pay you royalties? lol

        • Jezza

          Never watched it.

          • Wor Lass

            You should – fantasticc character!

          • Anonymouse1

            never watched it either

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          you`ll watch any old shyte, i bet you watch the soaps
          💩💩
          😂😂

          • Wor Lass

            No soaps – not even Love Island. Had that pap clogging up my 9.00pm recording time for three weeks whilst my daughter was visiting!

      • Peter C

        Please give it at least until January, before saying that we’re down and out.

        You maybe totally spot on with your prediction, but let’s just wait and see how things go first.

        We may just fight to live another day, being relegated doesn’t bare thinking about, just now. We have the 4 months after January, to face reality.

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          Rafa can only work so many miracles & we`ve just lost 1 of our best players before a ball`s been kicked

        • Jezza

          It was a semi tongue in cheek comment, a bit of gallows humour. The thing that worries me is that we have stood still in the transfer window while the teams who finished below us last season and the three promoted clubs have all strengthened considerably.

          • Kneebotherm8

            It’s worrying………again……. he’ll spend in January if we’re struggling………gambling like he always does……if we’re not struggling by some miracle he’ll keep his dosh in his pocket……no ambition other than to stay in this division with the least possible outlay…….

          • Jezza

            It was loan deals that got us out of trouble last January. Yoy can bet your house that will be the plan again.

          • Tony English

            …you’re allowed to be sarcastic without being called the T word. Funny that.

      • Anonymouse1

        you may be right

      • Mike Adam

        The ‘great predictor’ has spoken.

  • ghostrider

    Good luck to Mitro. I hope he has a fantastic season for Fulham and goes on to give them what he could have given us but wasn’t allowed to.

    Our loss is Fulham’s gain.

    • Brian Standen

      He is no loss. When he came I thought maybe but unfortunately he has done nothing to justify that fee!
      Rafa did not fancy him that should be enough

      • PieofMags

        He’s a huge loss. Great talent and only 23!!

        • Brian Standen

          On what basis. Rafa knows more than you ! Simple as!

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        He`s no loss because he didn`t play for whatever reason,
        what i do know is he`s better than what we`ve got

        • Brian Standen

          Basing that on what? He already played and failed in the premier league!
          He may or may not prove you right but have a little faith in Rafa!

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            at 20 yrs old in his 1st season at Nufc he scored 9 after that he hardly got a game
            and don`t question me about Rafa i`ve always supported him

          • Mrkgw

            Failed? Checks the stats – he did score Premiership goals. One less than Firmino on his debut season. I wouldn’t call that a failure. Opinions are split on the player which is fine. But, a failure he isn’t.

          • Anonymouse1

            his record shows he can score at every level

          • Brian Standen

            Time will tell but Rafa is a better judge than all of us – is that not enough?

          • Mrkgw

            In truth, I hope that you are right, I really do. Because if Mitro flourishes and Rafa walks, then what a travesty the decision to let the player leave will be.

          • Brian Standen

            That is possible of course , fingers crossed Ashley goes Rafa stays ands get chance to build something special.

          • Jezza

            To be fair Mitro would have gone anyway. Whether or not Rafa was here, there is no way Fatso would have turned down that £22 million.

          • Kneebotherm8

            Correct…

          • Mrkgw

            I see that House of Fraser have applied to MA for a bail out of £50m. Is THAT where the money will go? ASHLEY OUT!

          • Ben Jones

            No . That would be illegal if it wasn’t recorded as money leaving the club, unless you believe the club are becoming lenders

          • Jezza

            There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that Ashley is taking money out of NUFC to invest in his other business interests.

          • Tony English

            If your comparing him to Firmino’s stats, look at the ground covered per game and interceptions, look at the space Firmino creates…If Mitro matched Firmino in those areas he’d have been in the team and playing every week…forward play is not all about goals scored.

      • ghostrider

        It has to be enough as there’s little anyone can do about it.
        Also you’re entitled to your opinion on him doing nothing to justify the fee but clearly Fulham think differently and I also believe he’d shown enough potential to be honed into what he’s starting to show for Fulham.

        The real issue was in Rafa not being able to turn him into a long ball chasing racehorse and a distrust of him being able to handle the rough stuff without retaliation.
        He’s proved at Fulham that he can and his early days at Newcastle were the young learning days.

        Anyway it’s done with and good luck to the lad. I hope he goes on to get everything he wants, because he leaves with my respect because he genuinely wanted to play for this club with his heart, not just for money.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      You’d rather be proven right than see your own club do well. Weird man

      • Kneebotherm8

        It’s his little dig at Benitez…….who he can’t stand……..because Rafa dares to challenge his icon Ashley…..

        • SuperDesHamilton

          That’s what I’ve guessed just looking at his last comment. Imagine hating someone that much you’ve never met…

          • Kneebotherm8

            He can’t abide anyone who challenges or criticizes his Messiah……..Mike Ashley…….that goes for Benitez or anyone on this site…….

          • SuperDesHamilton

            I’ve noticed, I thought Rafa had put a shift in on his lass such is bile towards him…

            Now I know he’s just sticking up for his lad mike

          • Kneebotherm8

            😂😂😂

      • ghostrider

        No. I’d rather see my club do well with what I believe we had in place to help us do that, which was Mitro who wasn’t used and most likely would have been a massive asset this season.

        Nothing weird about that except in your mind.
        You carry on with my blessing.

  • Soldier

    there`s 2 winners in this deal, Mitrovich & Ashley

    • Jezza

      Yes and as usual with Ashley’s transfer dealings the biggest losers will be the supporters of Newcastle United.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        Never a truer word said

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Who’s this Mitrovich player, a new signing?

  • Wor Lass

    Good luck, Mitro! I liked Fulham anyway but I`ll be keeping a weather eye on how he`s doing next season.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Never been for or against the guy but he`ll out score any striker we have next season & i`d put money on it

      • Jezza

        That’s a pretty fair assessment. I don’t think Mitro will be a prolific scorer for Fulham in the Premiership next season but he will get more goals than any of our players.

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          Fulham are geared up to attack & have bought some good players, the goals he`ll get will be against the teams in the bottom half of the table,
          i just hope we aren`t 1 of them

          • magpiefifer

            Fair chance that we will be.Fulham are the polar opposite of us in that they have ambition,optimism and an owner whois prepared to spend.

        • molend

          It’ll be interesting to see how many goals Fulham get in general. Mitro’s not an out and out striker, but he doesn’t half help create space/opportunities for others. And he’ll still get 10 or more himself.

          • Kneebotherm8

            They’ve bought some good players……Schurrle,Mawson the two French lads….and kept hold of Sessegnon and Cairney……on paper they’ve the makings of a very good team….exciting times for Fulham fans……….just hope they don’t play so well on grass…

  • magpiefifer

    So now, how much of the money ‘generated’ by the Mitrovic sale will Rafa get to use on much needed quality players – I won’t hold my breath!!!

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Nothing, that`ll save you holding your breath

      • magpiefifer

        That’s why I’m not holding my breath!!!

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          very wise

          • magpiefifer

            Been there too many times to be anything else!!

    • Jezza

      The reinvestment from the Mitro fee went on Muto.

      • Wezza

        Yep, hence the talk of Gayle swap with Rondon. We won’t be be spending anything else while Ashley pockets the most profit the club has made.

      • magpiefifer

        And I thought I was good at arithmetic!!!!!

  • Anonymouse1

    Ashley will have his fee staggered over a couple of years as it`s easier for his accountants to make it disappear into a black hole

  • fistsofsteel2

    He never had a proper opportunity at Newcastle, and was never going to get it while Rafa is manager.
    Still better than any so called striker we have.
    Good luck to him at Fulham, hope he scores a load next season, and his value doubles.

  • drc74

    its a good job he’s sold him, house of fraser have just asked tge tub of lard a 50 mill loan

  • Foggy

    Good luck to him. Everybody knows the ballpark fee so we’ll see what Rafa gets. Even though he is not getting his first choices, lets hope Rafa comes up with something better than Joselu FFS.

    • Jezza

      Let’s just hope Muto is better than Joselu then because that’s where the reinvestment from the Mitro fee has gone. That’s your new striker.

      • Mark Davies

        Not if the rondon deal happens

        • Jezza

          I’ll be surprised if we sign Rondon to be truthful. I think all this talk of a swap is a smokescreen for selling Dwight Gayle to West Brom.

          • Tony English

            I would love if another striker just appears out of the woodwork (on a plane, or in the car park) that isn’t Rondon, just like the Muto deal.

            Rarely are deals which are touted in the press for so long actually completed.

          • Mark Davies

            Hope you’re wrong mate. Think Rondon is decent. Looked a canny player once the silver fraud had been sacked

  • Tino11

    Good luck to Mitro, I do think he is better than our current strikers, ability wise, but I don’t think he will ever be more than a 10-15 goal a season striker in the EPL, which again is still better than we have.

    I don’t think Rafa doubted he would score goals, I think Rafa knew he had a degree of ability but Rafa plays a certain way, every player has their orders and if the team is to do well, every player has to follow their orders as close as possible. Some players don’t like to play that way and some players lack the enthusiasm and commitment to play that way.

    I think Rafa just didn’t trust Mitro to follow the game plan for the full 90 minutes and perhaps he doubted Mitro could hold his temper whilst following out the orders at the same time. I trust Rafa’s judgement, I also hope Mitro does well, apart from 2 games a season of course.

  • Leicester Mag

    Won’t get fooled again is somewhat unlikely to become a Newcastle anthem. Time and time and time again he takes the absolute p1$$.

  • SuperDesHamilton

    Fulham agreed a fee with the kid from Swansea. We can’t even get a a defender on loan.

    Fulham have bought well with Seri, they’ve got the greatest striker to ever play football (despite not being the best Serbian striker) & other centre half from Nice who kicked on under Favre. We’ve been surpassed by a team promoted, how do they have the the money to spend but we haven’t. A pot to p*** in

    • Jomas

      Yes. I just assume whoever comes up, automatically by reinvesting the money due, we cant compete with – whether its Fulham, Bournemouth, Millwall.
      and there’s plenty not coming up who outspend us.
      its trying v not trying

      • SuperDesHamilton

        Obviously no one in the media will bring this up, I can just imagine the s*** being spewed by the soccer Saturday lot already

  • Tony English

    A stadium with an entrance specifically for “neutrals” …very poor. Surprised

  • Tony English

    A stadium with an entrance specifically for “neutrals” …very poor.

  • Andy Mac

    Ah so now I know where the money went. Fatman looking to help out Debenhams with a £50m loan to stave off bankruptcy. So that’s why we ddint bring in Mawson, Schürrle and Jean Seri ?

  • foggy

    World of difference between Khan and the FCB.
    The Fulham owner is ambitious and progressive whilst our cancerous fat slug of an owner just wants to suck the life out of the Toon all the while laughing all the way to the bank.