Friday, 31st January, 2014

Fulham have beaten off competition from West Ham for striker Kostas Mitroglou from Olympiacos.

It was just two months ago that Mitroglou penned an extension to his contract that would have seen him out until 2017. He had been linked with Arsenal, as boss Arsene Wenger sung his praises, dubbing him "a true finisher".

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However, that extension was believed to have removed his release clause, even as Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund prepared an approach.

Even so, Mitroglou has been snapped up by Fulham on a deal until 2018.


"Fulham Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Greece international Konstantinos Mitroglou on a four-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee," a statement read.

"[The deal will see] the player at Craven Cottage until the summer of 2018.

"The 25-year-old striker arrives in West London from Olympiakos where he has netted 14 times in this season’s Greek Super League, making him the league’s top goalscorer."

Mitroglou, who has 28 national caps, had been learning his trade Borussia Monchengladbach's youth teams but switched to the Greek giants in 2007.

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