Friday, September 22, 2023

Mitrovic joined Al Hilal

Aleksandar Mitrovic has left Premier League club Fulham to join Saudi professional league side Al Hilal for a club record fee.

Fulham confirmed the Serbian forward’s departure following Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat against Brentford. Meanwhile, Al Hilal said they have signed a £50m deal with the 28-year-old Serbian. A statement from Fulham said: ‘We have agreed to Al Hilal’s renewed offer as Mitrovic is desperate to leave the club.’

With this, the list of players from Europe to join the coveted professional league of Saudi Arabia has become longer. Mitrovic becomes the sixth high profile player to sign for Al Hilal after Neymar, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Ruben Neves and Malcolm. Mitrovic scored 14 goals for Fulham last season. After joining Fulham in 2018, he established himself as a reliable player. Mitrovic scored a record 43 goals in the Championship in the 2021-22 season.

(21 August/MM)


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