Aston Villa are heavily interested in signing Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
January looks set to be a crucial month for the Villans. Dean Smith’s men go into their Boxing Day clash with Norwich City inside the relegation zone in the Premier League.
And it would be no surprise if Smith looked to sign a new striker. The large majority of their goals have come from their midfielders, with summer signing Wesley scoring just four goals in 18 appearances.
The player that Villa reportedly want is Mitrovic. The Serbia international tops the Championship scoring charts, with 17 goals in just 22 games for Fulham.
That form has left Scott Parker’s men right in the promotion mix in the second tier. And Smith is seemingly hoping that Mitrovic could potentially score the goals that fire Villa to safety.
The Daily Mail reports that Villa are heavily interested in the former Newcastle United man. It is not clear what the Cottagers would want for their talisman.
BBC Sport reports that Fulham paid £22 million to sign Mitrovic permanently. And it is difficult to imagine that they would be willing to accept anything that does not see them make a substantial profit.
Mitrovic has been outstanding for Fulham, but it may still be a gamble to make a move. He will not come cheap, and, from the outside, he looks to be extremely happy at Craven Cottage.
Villa certainly need to look at signing a new striker when the window opens. But it is surely not going to be easy to bring Mitrovic in.