Fulham supporters should ignore the rumours linking Aleksandar Mitrovic to Everton
This week, reports in the Sunday Mirror claimed Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic had become unsettled at the club and Everton was interested in signing the Serbian forward.
Fulham supporters should simply ignore these rumours linking Mitrovic with a switch to Goodison Park and focus on the facts of the matter.
While Mitrovic enjoyed a well-documented close friendship with former manager Slavisa Jokanovic, the striker’s dedication to Fulham goes far beyond his attachment to the Whites’ ex-manager.
Jokanovic played a crucial role in coaxing Mitrovic to join the Whites in January 2017, but Mitrovic has shown a true love for Fulham that indicates the change in manager would not lead him to seek a move away from the club.
Even as a loan player, the forward revealed an uncanny passion for Fulham, notably kissing the badge after his late winner against Sunderland in April.
Under Claudio Ranieri, Mitrovic bagged a match-winning brace against Southampton that prompted his new manager to label him one of the best strikers in Europe — hardly a compliment one would associate with a want-away player.
Mitrovic was even handed the captain’s armband for the recent home match versus Leicester City, another sign of a player who is strongly trusted and settled at Craven Cottage. And during that same match, the Serbian flicked on a lovely assist to Aboubakar Kamara, illustrating he can adapt to Ranieri’s more direct playing style.
There have been some instances of friction for Mitrovic, such as his surprising substitution at halftime at Old Trafford, but his performances under Ranieri have largely been bright.
During the first half of the weekend defeat to West Ham United, Mitrovic and Fulham played some of their best attacking football in months — but their incisive build-up play yielded no end product.
In all, Aleksandar Mitrovic has looked far from ‘unsettled’ at Fulham, judging from his manager’s faith in him and his performances on the pitch.
The recent rumours linking him with a move away from Fulham appear to be just that: unsourced rumours seeking to foment disharmony in SW6.
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