Aleksandar Mitrovic has admitted that he hopes to be wearing a ‘black and white jersey’ next season when quizzed over his future at Craven Cottage – sending mixed messages to fans of both Newcastle and Fulham.
The Serbian has been on fire since securing a deadline day loan switch to Craven Cottage, scoring 7 goals in 9 games for Fulham – more than he got over the entire season with Newcastle in our 2016/17 Championship season.
It’s obvious that Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic will want to sign him permanently in the summer, but the striker appears to be undecided on his future, jokingly suggesting that he’ll be happy as long as he’s playing in a black and white shirt (Fulham, Partizan or Newcastle?).
Here’s what he had to say in a recent interview with GetWest London:
“God’s will is that I wear a black and white jersey.
“I’m glad of that, I feel fine in this shirt. And it is not impossible that, again, before the end of my career, I will play at Partizan, from where I went to the world.
“I respect Rafa Benitez’s decision not to play me and now I feel comfortable playing Fulham. I’m hoping that it will last.
“Every gathering and every match – and even friendlies – is a chance for me, it’s a new fight for a place in the team and I’m going to try and doing my best. Then the selector decides.”
Good to see him admit to respecting Rafa’s decision to not play him earlier in the season, with him clearly loving life at Fulham after playing each week and getting back amongst the goals.
Where his future lies this summer is unclear, however one thing is for sure – his form at Fulham can only be seen as a good thing. If he returns he comes back a better player, and if he is sold we can demand much more money for him.
What do you make of his comments here and where do you think he’ll end up this summer?