Marco Silva rules out key player leaving the club
By Connor Flynn
Fulham boss Marco Silva has hinted in a recent interview that Aleksander Mitrovic will remain at Fulham, stating that the Serbian is very much still a key player in his squad.
In recent months the 26-year-old striker has been heavily linked with a move away from the club, with reports suggesting that Jose Mourinho's Roma are keeping tabs on the player as well as Dynamo Moscow having a 16-million-pound bid rejected by the west London club.
Despite having a poor season last year when Fulham saw themselves relegated from the premier league, scoring only three goals in twenty-seven appearances, Mitrovic has bagged 62 goals in 132 appearances for the cottagers averaging a goal almost every two games.
When asked about the Serbians future at the club the Fulham boss had this to say “Mitro is a key player for us, speaking on behalf of himself, the club and the fans. He also spoke about how the player has shown in the past that he can perform at the highest level.
The Portuguese gaffer also spoke about the striker's disappointing form from the previous season stating “Last season was not the best season for him.” But also stated that the player will be aware of his poor performances and will be eager to prove himself once again and get back amongst the goals.
In the 2019/2020 season the six-foot two talisman bagged a staggering 26 goals and 2 assists in 40 appearances for the cottagers winning the championship golden boot in the process. He was also the Fulham player with the highest average match rating for Fulham with an impressive 7.17.
Having seen how formidable he can be at championship level, manager Marco Silva will undoubtedly have ambitions to help the striker regain his best form.
Silva's confidence in the striker has reaped its rewards for far this season with the 26-year-old scoring 10 times in 11 matches and sitting at the top of the scorer’s table. However, it still remains to be seen whether the striker's goals will secure Fulham passage back to the Premier League as they currently sit fifth in the table.