Jamie Redknapp urges Chelsea to sign Fulham striker
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp believes Chelsea should make the attempt to prise away Aleksandar Mitrovic from Fulham during the forthcoming transfer window. The Serbia international has been in impressive form since joining the Cottagers on a permanent basis this term and he has already bagged his fifth Premier League goal of the campaign.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Redknapp was impressed with the way the Serbian led the line against the Hornets and believes he would be the perfect fit for the Blues, who are struggling to find goals from their marksmen, he said: “He was brilliant leading the line for Fulham against Watford. Gone is the loose cannon who looked like a walking red card when he was at Newcastle.
“He has done a lot of growing up in the last three years. Mitrovic is as strong as an ox, brings people into play and is using his aggression in the right way. Mitrovic is more physical than Alvaro Morata and has more pace than Olivier Giroud. As a successor to Didier Drogba and Diego Costa, Mitrovic could fit the bill.”
“Fulham have made a slow start to the proceedings with just five points from their opening six Premier League “ games but they have largely Mitrovic to thank for the same with their defence being among the worst in the division. Meanwhile, Chelsea“have been a quite “stunning start under the tutelage of Maurizio Sarri and they are already up to 16 points after six games played.
Nonetheless, they have been largely dependent on Eden Hazard to find the scoresheet with both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud finding the scoresheet once between themselves. Because of this, the west London giants have been widely fancied to pursue a new centre-forward at the turn of the year and it remains to be seen whether they would consider a move for Mitrovic, who has already netted 17 goals for the Cottagers in the calendar year. Mitrovic spent a short-term loan with Fulham during the backend of the previous season where he contributed 12 goals en route to their top-flight promotion.