Chelsea targets underrated forward with better stats than Haaland, Messi and Ronaldo.
Before the new era, the Blues have maintained their interest in the pursuit of Serbian forward, Aleksandar Mitrovic since his days at Anderlecht.
Aleksandar Mitrovic, Fulham’s leading scorer from the previous season. He scored 43 Championship goals in 44 appearances, with seven assists as a nice bonus. This is nearly four times as many as Mount.
Even though he played in a lower division, his season was genuinely remarkable.
For many, it was proof that the 28-year-old had finally become the player he had always claimed to be.
Since Mitrovic’s days at Anderlecht, Chelsea had been interested in the striker.
So far this season, he has already scored six goals, just three fewer than Chelsea’s entire squad, and is displaying his class on the biggest stages.
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His form has also carried over to his national team, which has shattered another significant record.
Mitrovic scored his 50th international goal as Serbia defeated Norway 2-0 in a match in which leading Premier League scorer Erling Haaland was unable to contribute.
This is faster than both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who both accomplished the record in 77 matches.
His second-half goal was his sixth in four appearances for his country, surpassing Messi and Ronaldo by a considerable margin.
The Argentine needed 107 matches to reach the milestone, while Ronaldo reached it in 117 appearances.
Mitrovic, who missed surpassing Harry Kane by five games, is now equivalent to the Tottenham striker, who has 51 in 75 international appearances.
Former Chelsea winger Willian immediately recognized his talent, stating in an interview with The Athletic: “Aleksandar [Mitrovic] is a very good player.
“He reminds me of Didier Drogba and Diego Costa. He is strong, he can hold the ball, can attack space and can score goals like them.”
Mitrovic’s Fulham team was scheduled to be Potter’s first opponent for Chelsea, but the match was postponed owing to the death of Queen Elizabeth II the week before the game.
The Blues may have been fortunate to be given time to prepare for the striker they won’t play again until after the World Cup and possibly until 2023.