Aleksandar Mitrovic is travelling to Saudi Arabia to finish a deal in extra of £46m to Al Hilal, Fulham boss Marco Silva has confirmed.
Mitrovic was not named in Fulham’s squad for his or her 3-0 home defeat to Brentford on Saturday. He’s set to signal a three-year deal after being given permission to fly for a medical.
The Serbia worldwide has been pushing to go away Fulham this summer time and beforehand informed kinfolk he wouldn’t play for the membership once more.
In his post-match press convention, Silva mentioned: “He was not within the squad as a result of he didn’t practice with the crew – he bought injured within the final sport.
“About his future, he is on his solution to depart the membership. I bought info earlier than the match and now the affirmation from the membership after the match that he is on his solution to depart the membership. Each golf equipment bought an settlement and now could be the second to complete with Mitrovic in our membership.
“As you realize, he compelled all the things to go away the membership. He wished to go away the membership. Till the second we had a monetary settlement, we stored him in our soccer membership. They’ve reached an settlement and now could be the second for us to maintain taking part in and dealing with our crew.”
When requested if the method has been disruptive to Fulham’s preparations for the brand new season, Silva mentioned: “Should you ask if that’s regular, no. Should you ask me that soccer gamers ought to behave on this means, no. That’s a simple reply.
“Not simply the state of affairs of Mitrovic, our pre-season was not the place it needs to be on many facets. That won’t be an excuse for something. The Premier League has began, I am not right here to seek out excuses, simply that I would really like it to not occur once more sooner or later.
“He compelled it, I feel all of you realize it, a lot of you reported that. It is clear what he did and he compelled it.
“He is aware of about my opinion, I informed him in personal.
“Soccer gamers are human beings as nicely. All of the state of affairs with the market, generally their pondering is about all that stuff as a result of it was not simply Mitrovic in our soccer membership. The highlight was on him nevertheless it was not simply Mitrovic.
“What I wish to say to him I already did. We’re going to communicate tomorrow and in two days’ time as a result of our relationship is there endlessly.”
Fulham added striker Raul Jimenez earlier this summer time, however Silva admitted they may attempt to discover a alternative for Mitrovic, who scored 14 league objectives final season to assist Fulham end within the high half of the Premier League.
Silva – who himself rejected a move to Saudi Arabia this summer time – mentioned: “Not simply change Mitrovic, sadly for me as supervisor now we have 4 or 5 gamers to check in 15 days. The striker place and striker market just isn’t a simple one. Many golf equipment are on the lookout for the identical. We’re going to do our greatest to do it.
“We’ve got to seek out the fitting participant to interchange him. If not we will face the Premier League with the gamers now we have right here.
“If you’re going to ask me if we will make investments? 100 per cent positive we’re. If it is simply in a single participant? No. We’ve got to put money into extra. If we’re going to discover the fitting alternative? I am undecided as a result of the market just isn’t simple.”
Mitrovic joined Fulham, initially on mortgage in February 2018, earlier than signing completely for round £25m later that yr.
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