Arguably the most surprising transfer to take place during the January transfer window last season, was Fulham’s deadline day capture of Olympiacos star Konstantinos Mitroglou for a whopping £12million.
Prior to Mitroglou’s move to Craven Cottage, the 26-year old had been heralded as one of Europe’s top strikers due to his exploits for Olympiacos during the first half of the season, scoring 17 goals in 19 appearances and consequently, top teams across Europe such as Arsenal and Chelsea were believed to have been courting him.
Mitroglou signing for Fulham last season was a huge shock
Therefore, Fulham being able to attract a striker of such pedigree to Craven Cottage despite being rooted at the foot of the table was met by shock and was considered a major coup which would help facilitate the Cottagers’ swift rise away from the relegation zone.
However, as things turned out though, Mitrouglou did not nearly have the influence that was expected from him and after only 3 appearances – he was powerless to prevent Fulham from suffering the ignominy of relegation.
Felix Magath unlikely to retain the services of Mitroglou after signing Ross McCormack for big money
It is looking increasingly likely that the striker of Mitroglou’s caliber will not be plying his trade in the Championship next season and as a result, a host of clubs are said to have expressed their interest in signing the 26-year old.
Recently, it had been believed that Turkish duo Trabzonspor and Besiktas were leading the race to secure the services of Mitroglou but it can now be revealed that French side Bordeaux have agreed a fee to sign the striker.
Mitroglou has reportedly agreed a move to French side Bordeaux
According to reports emerging out of Turkey, it is being claimed that the French side have agreed a fee of around £6million to sign the Greek international and the move is expected to be completed in the coming days.
While the fee will represent a huge loss on what Fulham shelled out for the striker less than six months ago, the move is probably the best for both parties as the Cottagers will be able to get Mitrouglou off their wage bill while the 26-year old will get an opportunity of a fresh start.
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