Aleksandar Mitrovic says his heart was set on a move to Fulham and, now the deal has been completed, he is
looking to help the club kick on when the new Premier League season gets underway.
After long, protracted talks, the Serbia international finally made the permanent switch from Newcastle United to Fulham on Monday night in a deal believed to be worth around £22-27million.
The 23-year-old, who played and scored at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, re-joins the Cottagers after spending the second half of last season on loan at Craven Cottage, where he scored 12 goals from 20 appearances to help the club earn promotion via the play-offs.
Mitrovic has put pen to paper on a five-year contract and he admits he only had his sights on a return to Fulham, revealing he rejected interest from other clubs.
“I told my agent, my brother, my family that this is the only club I want to join,” he told FulhamFCTV.
“We didn’t even talk. Especially after the World Cup a few clubs were interested but my heart wanted to come here and to continue where we stopped. I didn’t talk to the other clubs. I know that I want to be here.
“When I came here I fitted into the club like I’d been here lots of years. I don’t need time to settle in, I just want to play football and try to make big things with this amazing club.”
Fulham kick off their season at home to Crystal Palace on August 11 and the hosts are 2.38 favourites to pick up the win, a draw is priced at 3.40 while the Eagles are a 3.10 chance.