Aleksandar Mitrovic pledges his future to Fulham with a new five-year contract
Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has ended speculation about his future in the English Championship club by signing a new five-year contract.
The Serbia international scored 11 Premier League goals for the Craven Cottage team last season, but it was not enough to save them from relegation.
Several clubs were linked with a move for the 24-year-old who followed Fulham's fall at the second level, including the suitors in China.
Mitrovic confirmed that he rejected the interested parties to commit to an agreement that will keep him in London until the summer of 2024.
There were many interested clubs, but in the end I decided to stay here because I am very happy and settled in Fulham, he told Fulhamfctv.
From the first day I came here, I have received a great reception from everyone in the club and from the fans. I feel motivated and every morning when I come to work I feel happy. I have found my happiness and passion here.
Mitrovic joined the club on loan from Newcastle United in January 2018, helping them obtain the promotion through the Championship play-offs before his move was permanent last summer for an amount of £ 22 million.
Tony Khan, vice president and director of football operations at Fulham, added: Mitro is a world-class goalscorer at any level and an incredible talent, but he is also an amazing person off the field, is a leader in this football club and a great friend for his teammates and all our staff, and he is such a beloved hero to our supporters.
In the same way, he loves Fulham and our incredible followers and when playing in Craven Cottage, we have all made him feel that Fulham is his home.
I made it clear that keeping Mitro on our team was our top priority, and I thank you for your loyalty in your commitment to our club and this promotion campaign in the future. Thanks Mitro, we are fortunate to have you as part of this Fulham family.
Fulham opens its 2019/20 Championship campaign with a trip to Oakwell to face Barnsley on Saturday, August 3.