Fulham have been touted with an interest in Blackburn Rovers striker Adam Armstrong recently, and if the former Newcastle United man were to join the Cottagers, it could bring an end to Aleksandar Mitrovic’s time with the club, especially with Fulham having been reportedly open to offers for the 26-year-old in January.
According to The Sun a number of Premier League clubs including Fulham, West Ham and Everton are tracking the 24-year-old striker as he continues to impress in the Championship.
This season has seen the forward bag 17 goals in just 26 Championship appearances for Tony Mowbray’s side; resulting in a superb 7.17 average rating.
This is the same amount of goals as Fulham have managed in the top-flight this season, with goals having proved to be hard to come by for Scott Parker’s side this season, with Bobby Decordova-Reid currently the top scorer for them in the Premier League with just five goals to his name.
Last season saw Mitrovic help fire the Cottagers to promotion with 26 goals in the Championship but he has just two goals in 18 top-flight appearances so far this season, with Parker often preferring to play Reid or Ivan Cavaleiro up front instead of the Serbian international.
Parker has shifted his team to more of a counter-attacking outfit, which suggests that Mitrovic’s days with the East London club may be numbered, as he simply doesn’t have the pace or work rate to play in a counter-attacking side.
Armstrong meanwhile, loves to run in behind and play on the last man, suggesting that he would be a good fit in this Fulham side, and his potential summer arrival could spell the end for Mitrovic.
Back in 2018, Armstrong earned the praise of teammate Richie Smallwood for his form in League One, with the midfielder saying:
“He’s a special player with the ability to hurt any team in this league.”
It is hard to see the £9m-rated Armstrong staying in the Championship next season if Blackburn don’t earn promotion, so Tony Khan should definitely try and bring him to Craven Cottage if Parker can steer his side clear of relegation this season.