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Fulham sign Aleksandar Mitrovic on permanent deal from Newcastle United

Aleksandar Mitrovic played a prominent role in Fulham's promotion from the Championship after joining the club on loan from Newcastle United last January and has signed a five-year contract.

Soccer Football – International Friendly – Serbia vs Bolivia – Merkur-Arena, Graz, Austria – June 9, 2018 Serbia’s Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates scoring their fifth goal to complete his hat-trick REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Serbia international Aleksandar Mitrovic has moved to Fulham on a permanent deal, the promoted Premier League club said in a statement online.

The 23-year-old striker played a prominent role in Fulham’s promotion from the Championship after joining the club on loan from Newcastle United last January and has signed a five-year contract.

“I’m delighted to announce that Aleksandar Mitrovic is back where he belongs at Fulham Football Club!” owner Tony Khan said.

“He was a hero in our run to promotion, and from the moment he arrived at Motspur and began working with us, we’ve always wanted Mitro on a permanent; I told him that after the final at Wembley, and I’m thrilled to make it official today.”

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Mitrovic scored 12 times in 17 starts for Fulham to help the club reach the playoffs, and the team beat Aston Villa 1-0 in the final at Wembley to return to the top flight for the first time since the 2013-14 season.

“I’m very glad and happy and proud to finally be here and officially become a Fulham player. I’m happy to the moon and back,” the Serb said.

“I have love for the fans. They’re amazing… and I have a really good connection with them.”

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but Sky Sports reported that the clubs had agreed a fee of 22 million pounds ($28.89 million) for the striker that could rise to 27 million pounds once add-ons are included.