Fulham talisman Aleksandar Mitrovic is interested in joining the Saudi League this window. The Serbian international is not for sale, according to Fulham, who have rejected the bid. Fulham’s stance has not altered. Tony Khan has been approached directly by Mitrovic to request that he accept the offer. The Serbian striker told Khan that he has made a major contribution over the course of his six years with the team and believes the club is receiving appropriate compensation for him. The Saudi club’s £25.5 million offer for Aleksandar Mitrovic has previously been turned down by Fulham. The 28-year-old player wants to quit the Premier League team and join the Saudi Pro League, according to sources close to the player. The 14 league goals the Serbian international scored last season helped Fulham place in the top half of the standings.
Additionally, Mitrovic’s goals were a major factor in the West London club’s two promotions from the Championship. In February 2018, the striker made a loan move to Fulham before eventually making a permanent £25 million transfer. One of the busiest Saudi Arabian teams during the current transfer period is Al Hilal, which has already acquired Wolves captain Ruben Neves, a significant Premier League coup. The £47 million transfer of the Portuguese midfielder, who was Wolves’ captain, to the Pro League team was finalized earlier this summer.
Kalidou Koulibaly has also been acquired by Al Hilal from Chelsea, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic of Lazio is on the verge of joining the same team for £34.5 million. Mitrovic’s Serbian international teammate Milikovic-Savic is allegedly close to agreeing to a deal worth more than £17 million annually. Andre Carillo, a former attacker for Sporting Lisbon and Benfica who has 92 caps for Peru and spent the 2017–18 season on loan at Watford, is the other well-known player Al Hilal has.
This summer, Saudi Arabia has signed some of the most well-known players in international football. Why is this happening, and might Saudi Arabia’s financial power threaten major European clubs? Cristiano Ronaldo relocated to the Middle Eastern country in 2023 on a free transfer, and Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema declined to stay at Real Madrid for another season in order to join him there.
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