Fulham want to sign Newcastle United’s Aleksandar Mitrovic on a permanent deal according to a report from the London Evening Standard.

The 23-year-old striker signed for the Magpies back in 2015 and he has had a mixed time at St James Park. While he has shown obvious talent during this time there, it has often been blighted by discipline problems which has seen him getting sent off in key games. That’s why he struggled for first team football this season and eventually ended up on loan at Fulham.

This ended up being a fantastic move as Mitrovic quickly proved himself to be a star player for the Cottagers. He scored 12 goals in 17 appearances, an impressive tally which made him a feared striker in the Sky Bet Championship and a big reason why Fulham are set to contest the play-off final on Saturday. He was voted as the 13th Best Player in the EFL in our annual Top 50 Players of the EFL countdown.

So it should come as no surprise that Fulham want to make that loan deal a permanent one this summer. It is a move that could easily happen as well with Newcastle being willing to sell a striker that no longer fits in their plans. But the deal all resides on what happens this Saturday. Fulham will not be able to sign Mitrovic if they don’t get promoted to the Premier League and that all depends on if they can beat Aston Villa on Saturday. Mitrovic will most likely be playing in that game so he can secure his new home with a great match-winning performance.

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