Football Transfer News : Al Hilal signs Mitrovic for "club record transfer fee" from Fulham

In Football transfer news we have Aleksandar Mitrovic, who has signed for Al-Hilal from Fulham for a "club record transfer fee".

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In Football transfer news we have Aleksandar Mitrovic, who has signed for Saudi Pro League side Al-Hilal from Fulham for what the Premier League side said was a "club record transfer fee".

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Mitrovic to Al Hilal

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 28: Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Fulham FC at Old Trafford on May 28, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

The Serbia forward was not part of the Fulham squad for their second game of the season against Brentford on Saturday, having pushed for a move away this summer. Marco Silva said, " As you know, he forced everything to leave the club. He wanted to leave the club".

The 28-year-old will join Neymar in Al-Hilal's attack, after the Brazilian made the move to Saudi Arabia on Thursday. Fulham did not disclose the fee but will reportedly receive £50m as per multiple reports by Fabrizio Romano on Football Transfer News.

Mitrovic will be Al-Hilal's third signing from the Premier League this summer following Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly and Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves. Fellow Serbia player Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has also joined Al-Hilal from Lazio and former Barcelona player Malcom has been signed from Zenit St Petersburg.

The record four-time Asian Champions League winners are one of the four Saudi Pro League teams who have been taken over by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund.

Mitrovic's Fulham stats

Mitrovic has made 205 appearances for Fulham and scored 111 goals after signing from Newcastle United in 2018, had three years left on his contract.

He broke the Championship scoring record with 43 goals in 44 games during their promotion-winning season of 2021-22. He scored 14 Premier League goals last season.

Mitrovic was banned for eight matches and fined £75,000 for pushing referee Chris Kavanagh during an FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Manchester United in April.

Fulham initially rejected a £25m bid from Al-Hilal but Mitrovic was keen to move to Saudi Arabia. He did not play any matches during Fulham's pre-season tour and boss Narco Silva said the situation was affecting the team's preparations for the new campaign.

"He is not working properly with his team-mates, and when I say it is not the ideal scenario, this is the situation."

A host of big-name footballers have moved to Saudi Arabia this summer, including Karim Benzema, N'Golo Kante and Roberto Firmino.

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