The shock fee Fulham look set to pay for Aleksandar Mitrovic IF they win Saturday’s play-off final

According to the Chronicle, NUFC chiefs will be ‘praying’ Fulham win Saturday’s play-off final, claiming the Cottagers should complete the signing of Aleksandar Mitrovic for ‘around £15m” this summer if they do so – a fee that seems too little to us.

The Serbian striker is not in Rafa’s plans, however he’s very much in Fulham’s. and they will be absolutely desperate to see him sign permanently this summer – no matter what league they’re in.

One thing I don’t understand here is the alleged price he’ll go for. He’s 23, has 12 goals in 19 games for the club and is also proven at international level. In this day and age, this type of player would demand more than the £15m fee being suggested.

This comes from Lee Ryder’s latest piece which looks into the players Benitez is pushing to sell this summer in a bid to trim the club’s hefty wage bill, but it included this interesting few lines of Mitrovic – suggesting he’d sold for just £15m if they sealed promotion:

“The first stage of clearing the decks at St James’ Park means the club board are praying for a Fulham win over Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final.

“Victory for the Cottagers should see Aleksandar Mitrovic make a permanent move to the capital and bank a fee of around £15million and wages of approximately £50,000 per week.”

When the likes of Andre Gray went for £20m last summer, I don’t see why we shouldn’t be demanding at least that for Mitrovic – especially if a potentially free-spending Fulham arrive in the Premier League following a big cash boost from promotion.



They’re clearly desperate to sign him and we need the money to fund a move for a top class striker of our own this summer, so I’d surprised and a little disappointed if we only took in £15m.

There’ll be plenty clubs interested (so potential for a bidding war), not forgetting an asking price of ‘at least’ £20m was previously touted just a few weeks ago, so I don’t see why we wouldn’t be pushing for more.

We hold all the cards here – let’s make use of that and get the best deal possible. For £15m there’s only one winner, as that won’t buy us the proven striker Benitez will be after this summer.

What do you reckon? Is £15m fair or should we be demanding more?

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9 thoughts on “The shock fee Fulham look set to pay for Aleksandar Mitrovic IF they win Saturday’s play-off final

  1. At least twenty five million , but to be quite honest I’d still keep him , he’s young and still learning , and to replace him would cost minimum of 30million plus double his wages , if money is at a premium Mitrovich is a snip and still a real prospect with the right man management skills .If they need to get rid of any strikers it has to be Gayle and joselu

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  2. Jack:
    At least twenty five million , but to be quite honest I’d still keep him , he’s young and still learning , and to replace him would cost minimum of 30million plus double his wages , if money is at a premium Mitrovich is a snip and still a real prospect with the right man management skills .If they need to get rid of any strikers it has to be Gayle and joselu

    Missing bit is the case of personal conflict manager/player where manager wins despite obvious team needs (ex Klopp/Sakho case)… That is what is forcing Mitrovic out.
    As for the price, I think it was mixup of the sources. Fulham people gave few hints in previous weeks that they can afford about 15mil for him… As Rafa doesn’t want him, I’d say it is the reverse case-if Fulham stays in Championship, they’ll get him at the bargain price. If promoted- I’d expect NUFC will ask and get more.

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  3. Well, that’s genius.
    £25 million to sell, but you also reckon he would cost at least £30 million to buy + double his wages.

    Did you go to school with Charnley?

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  4. If he’s worth so much, why are we getting rid?

    Let’s not get carried away here. Mitro played well in the CHAMPIONSHIP, nd is a CHAMPIONSHIP level striker and is being sold for CHAMPIONSHIP money.

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  5. How long has Mitro got left on his current contract?
    If we’re willing to accept £15m then it must only be a year or so.

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  6. He scored 9 goals in his first season , remind me, what league was that in again, he’d just arrived, learning the league and was victimized by referees during that spell, his ability is not in question if he can score internationally, he can score in any league……unfortunately it won’t be for us again, sell to the highest bidder and replace with a speed merchant with a few tricks and can find the net with both feet and his head…..shouldn’t be too difficult…..Leicester did it with Vardy……if only we had someone coming back from a successful loan to give a chance to…….

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  7. kimtoon:
    Has to be £25m, £15m is a bloody joke.

    It really would be in this day and age.

    We signed him for £13m several years ago and you could argue transfer fees have doubled since then. Anything over £20m may be about fair, but I don’t see why we couldn’t push for £25m.

    Don’t forget Fulham were rejecting our alleged £25m bids for Cairney not so long ago – and he’s a player with no international pedigree, hasn’t really played in the PL and is several years older so less potential.

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