Phil Hay explains how Aleksandar Mitrovic will fit in at Leeds United

Leeds Mitrovic
Leeds Mitrovic

Leeds United find themselves at the top of the Championship table, just one point above West Bromwich Albion, and are favourites to secure promotion.

However, doubts remain about how the rest of the season will pan out due to the Covid-19 outbreak that has left every person in this world in a life and death situation. Many have suggested that the season should be declared ‘void’, but the football governing bodies are keen to complete the season.

Although Leeds have a healthy seven-point lead over Fulham, their promotion is far from guaranteed. Many fans have discussed what type of players Leeds should target if they go up. Noel Whelan has suggested recently that Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic would be a good addition for the Whites.

Phil Hay of the Athletic has discussed how the 55-times capped Serbian international will fit into Marcelo Bielsa’s system. He suggests that Mitrovic will ‘fit in perfectly’ and that he has plenty of room to improve.

Hay wrote for the Athletic in a recent Q & A session: “He’d fit it perfectly and given that he’s only 25, he’s got so much scope to improve. You know what Bielsa would do with him. He’d make him shed weight, get leaner and he’d try and raise Mitrovic’s mobility to a different level too. That’s a signing I wouldn’t say no to. Almost tailor-made.”

Mitrovic has been in superb form this season for the Cottagers, scoring 23 goals in 34 games in the league.

Fulham paid a massive £27 million for his services when they signed him permanently from Newcastle United. Also, he signed a new five-year deal at Craven Cottage last summer that will keep him at the club till 2024. Therefore, the Cottagers are expected to demand a fee in the region of £35 million for the striker.

Leeds should be looking to bolster their striker department in the summer, but whether they can capture Mitrovic will entirely depend on where they finish at the end of the season.

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