West Ham striker target commits future to Fulham


One of West Ham’s striker transfer targets has committed his long term future to Fulham, Aleksandar Mitrovic has penned a new five-year contract to stay at Craven Cottage.

Fulham’s £24million signing impressed last season with his form but was unable to keep his side from suffering relegation to the Championship. Mitrovic scored 11 Premier League goals for the struggling London side. The Serbia international has an impressive record of 25 goals in his 48 senior caps.

Fulham had valued the Serbian striker at £30m.  Real Betis were one club said to be willing to pay £22m for Mitrović and there was interest from China and Crystal Palace. The striker was one of many names of West Ham’s striker transfer target list but was never considered a top priority enough to submit a formal bid for the 24-year-old.

Mitrovic, whose new contract runs until 2024, said: “I feel great. I’m really happy and I’m looking forward to playing here next season.

“There were a lot of clubs interested but in the end I decided to stay here because I’m really happy and settled at Fulham.

“My kids, wife, all my family are happy here. This is my home and I am really happy to sign a new deal.

“Since the first day I came here I have received a great reception from everyone in the Club and the fans.

“I feel motivated and every morning when I come here to work I am happy. I have found my happiness and passion here.”

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