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Fulham rejected a massive offer for Aleksandar Mitrovic, was it the right move?

The former Newcastle United striker has been Fulham’s top scorer this season. Aleksandar Mitrovic is in fine form right now, scoring eight goals so far. However, that has been on either side of two separate six-game droughts, which has affected Fulham.

With Claudio Ranieri in charge as the new manager, the Cottagers have had some hope injected into their side but the former Chelsea boss needs some help.

The rumour mill has been flooded with reports about players being linked with Fulham – from the likes of Jonjo Shelvey to Gary Cahill, Victor Moses and a few more stars. Not only have players been linked with a move to Fulham, but a fair share has been linked with a move out of Fulham and this includes top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic.

The 24-year-old has been linked with a move to the Chinese Super League by the Sun, with the English news outlet further adding that the move was rejected. The offer was from Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande, which is where former Barcelona star Paulinho currently plays his football. The Sun further adds that the transfer fee was a massive £50million, which comes after the recent spree of Premier league players linked.

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However, the Cottagers made the best move possible by rejecting the offer for the former Newcastle centre forward. While Mitrovic has scored goals, the 24-year-old represents so much more than that for the relegation-threatened side at the moment and is key to their build-up play. Not only does the centre-forward excel at link-up play but he uses his strength and ability on the ball to act as a creative source.

This has been crucial to what little success the club has had so far this season both under former manager Slavisa Jokanovic and Claudio Ranieri.

While the former Leicester City boss needs to bring in another forward to help Mitrovic, the 24-year-old Serbian will remain a key star at Craven Cottage for a long time. But he does need to improve his abilities in front of the goal. Otherwise, he would need to get relegated to being only good enough for the Championship.

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While this is a great ability, it won’t allow the ambitious star to prove himself among the Premier League’s big boys, something he has done consistently this season.

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