Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan has claimed that they should try to sign £35million rated striker Aleksandar Mitrovic if they win promotion in an interview with Football Insider.

Mitrovic is the top scorer in the Championship and will be a wanted man this summer should Fulham fail to win promotion and could be a shrewd acquisition for a whole host of clubs.

The Serbian has scored 23 goals in 34 games so far this season making him the most prolific striker in the division.

Mitrovic did put pen to paper on a new five-year deal at Craven Cottage last summer that will keep him at the club until 2024 meaning it would almost certainly take a huge offer for Fulham to even consider selling their star player.

Fulham paid Newcastle United £27million in 2018 and they would be seeking to recoup all of that fee and an additional amount on top for the hitman.

Whelan has suggested that a player of the calibre of Mitrovic would be fantastic for Leeds. “Do we want more tried and tested? Do we want a different style of player?” he said.

“I would be looking at Mitrovic. He has got the fight and the scoring ability and capability of being a difference. Someone who is a handful, someone a bit bigger and stronger. He is better from wide areas and that is where the majority of our play comes from. I think Mitrovic would be one that Leeds will be looking at.”

“They paid £27million for him and for £35million it would be a good capture. He is a proven goalscorer, can hold the ball up and he would love the number of crosses we put in the box.”

Mitrovic has proven himself in both the Championship and the Premier League and it would take an almighty battle for Fulham to retain him should they remain in the second tier of English football.