Fulham signed Aleksandar Mitrović on a permanent transfer in 2018 and a year later, he was linked with a move away from the club following their relegation from the Premier League.
Less than three months ago, there were several reports talking about interest from England and across Europe in the striker. However, all the rumours were put to bed in July when the Serbia international signed an extension.
Mitrović is currently with the national team and that gave an opportunity to talk to the Serbian press.
Alo interviewed the 24-year-old and one of the questions they threw at him was about his decision to continue with the Cottagers, despite having offers to leave Craven Cottage in the summer.
“I have had a lot of offers from the Premier League and other European leagues, but I am not sorry to stay in Fulham. I am happy at Craven Cottage, as is my family, which is very important to me,” the player said.
“I score goals, the league is of very high quality, maybe physically stronger than the Premier League. There are 46 games in a season. I play often and I am happy.”
The former Newcastle United man went on to explain, “At the club they love and respect me, they gave as much as they could. I’m not one of those who run away from problems.”
“I did not feel the need to leave Fulham. I want to fight with the team to get back to the Premier League.
“I was so taught from a young age, back in Partizan, to love the club, to respect it and be loyal. I was at Fulham when everything went according to the plan and it is not okay to leave the team when the ship sinks a little.”
Mitrović has had a good start to the season at Fulham, scoring five goals in six league appearances, and is likely to start for Serbia against Portugal and Luxembourg this month.
Fulham are sixth in the table with 10 points after six games.