Aleksandar Mitrovic aims brutal dig at former clubs Newcastle and Fulham after Saudi Pro League move
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Aleksandar Mitrovic has aimed a brutal dig at former clubs Newcastle and Fulham following his move to the Saudi Pro League.
His time at Craven Cottage ended in acrimonious circumstances after he threatened to never play for the club again if he was denied a move to Al Hilal.
Mitrovic has made a flying start to his career in Saudi Arabia, scoring five goals in his first four games for his new club.
In an interview with Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport, Mitrovic aimed a dig at Newcastle and Fulham – saying he was happy to be finally playing for a 'top club'.
"When I received the offer from Al-Hilal, I talked about it with my family, giving up was impossible," Mitrovic said.
"I have no nostalgia for England, I played many years there.
"I'm happy to have finally arrived at a top club, Al Hilal is a bit like Real Madrid in Europe."
The 29-year-old striker also revealed that he suggested a move to Saudi Arabia to fellow Serb, Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic.
"Yes, I'd also recommend it to Dusan, but then it depends on what he wants. In the national team we talked about Saudi Arabia, he asked me how I am getting on," he added.
"However, if I have to be honest, I see he's happy and focused on Juve. He is happy to be part of one of the strongest clubs in Europe."
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