The future of Fulham target Aleksandar Mitrovic is not likely be resolved until after the World Cup this summer, according to a report by The Newcastle Chronicle.
Newcastle United striker Mitrovic faces an uncertain future at St James’ Park with Rafa Benitez keen to sell him for a transfer fee ranging between £15m and £20m.
Fulham are desperate to sign the Serbia international permanently and this has been made feasible after they won promotion to the Premier League.
Slavisa Jokanovic’s side won 1-0 at Wembley against Aston Villa thanks to a Tom Cairney finish and Mitrovic played the full 90 minutes.
The 23-year-old has scored 12 goals in 17 starts for the West London outfit and they want him to become one of their first summer signings ahead of their Premier League campaign.
But Fulham will be forced to wait until they can wrap this deal up as Mitrovic is set to jet out to join the Serbia national team for the World Cup finals in Russia this summer.
While he is representing his country, talks about the physical centre-forward’s future will be put on hold and they will be resolved after he returns from international duty.
There is no doubting that Mitrovic is a maverick talent who would thrive in the right environment.
Unfortunately for him, the environment is not quite right under Benitez at Newcastle but under Jokanovic at Fulham, he is really coming into his own.
This move suits all parties and he would be a marquee signing for the newly-promoted Cottagers.
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