Newly promoted Premier League side Fulham have completed the signing of Serbia international striker Aleksandar Mitrovic from Newcastle United on a permanent deal.
The 23-year-old impressed while he was on a short-term loan at the London club last season.
He scored 12 goals in 17 appearances to help the Cottagers secure a return back to top flight football and that form has prompted the club to sign him permanently.
Mitrovic has put pen to paper on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee.
In his first interview as a permanent signing at the club, he said: “I’m happy to the moon and back.”
“I’m very glad and happy and proud to finally be here and officially become a Fulham player. I have love for the fans. They’re amazing fans and I have a really good connection with them.
“This is a big club and last year we made history. We did big things and I want to continue this. We want to keep making big things, and with all the fans behind us I think we can go far.” He concluded.
Mitrovic featured in all three Group E games as Serbia crashed out in the group stage of the recently concluded FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
Serbia finished third behind Switzerland and group winners Brazil with only the top two guaranteed a spot in the knockout stage.