Fulham boss Marco Silva sends Mitrovic off with brutal dig after he joins Neymar as club identify replacement from PSG | The Sun

FULHAM boss Marco Silva could not resist a brutal dig at Aleksandar Mitrovic after the striker sealed his move to Al-Hilal.

The Serbian striker has linked up with Neymar, who has just agreed to join from Paris-Saint-Germain, in the Middle East after his £43m move.

The former Newcastle man scored 111 goals in 205 games for the Cottagers, including 14 in the Premier League last season.

However, his status as a fan favourite began to waver last month as he allegedly refused to play for the club again after Al-Hilal had a bid rejected for him.

Mitrovic did come off the bench in last week’s 1-0 win at Everton but he missed yesterday’s 4-1 home defeat to Brentford as he jetted out to complete his mega-money move.

Al-Hilal confirmed his arrival this morning as the powerhouse posed in the colours of his new team.


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However, his old manager Silva confirmed: “He forced everything to leave the club, he wanted to leave the club.”

“If you ask me if it is normal? No. If you ask me if football players should behave in this way? No. That is the easy answer.”

Mitrovic also remains a regular for Serbia and has 52 goals in 81 appearances.

Fulham are ready to join the battle to sign PSG’s Hugo Ekitike as a replacement for Mitrovic.

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Ekitike is also attracting interest from Everton, West Ham and a host of European clubs.

Ekitike, 21, spent last season on loan at PSG from Stade Reims and the deal was made permanent earlier in the summer for £24m.

PSG are nonetheless looking to cash in on the young Frenchman already.

And they want between £30m and £34m for him.

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