Mass exodus to Middle East continues!

Mass exodus to Middle East continues!

Saudi Arabian champions Al-Hilal is awake and continues to buy in bulk in the English Premier League! The new acquisition of the White and Blues was Fulham's leading scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic, for whom the Cottagers got paid about 50 million euros.

The 28-year-old Serb spent almost his entire career in the Albion, where he moved back in 2015. Mitrovic's first club was Newcastle, which at that time was loitering between the Premier League and the Championship. And two and a half years later, Alexander became interested in another "elevator" team - Fulham. He played there for six years, only failing the 2020/21 campaign due to injury.

But in the 2021/22 season, Mitrovic almost single-handedly dragged Fulham to the Premier League, scoring 43 goals in 44 Championship matches! And at the highest level, the Serb did not get lost, scoring 14 times even against the backdrop of a long disqualification for attacking the referee. At the same time, Aleksandar regularly scores for the national team, with which he unsuccessfully went to the 2022 World Cup.

As a natural striker, Mitrovic could be of interest to bigger clubs than Fulham. And not only in the Premier League, but also in Serie A or the Bundesliga. However, he chose to continue his career in the Middle East, moving to a club that has made numerous Club World Cup appearances. In addition, Al-Hilal paid the Cottagers so much money that they can easily find a worthy replacement for the Serb.

And Mitrovic himself will be in a very worthy company, because the colors of Al-Hilal from the new season are defended by such figures as Kalidou Koulibaly, Sergeо Milinkovic-Savic, Ruben Neves and, most importantly, Neymar. This gang is able to challenge not only Al-Naіsr with Cristiano Ronaldo, but also Al-Ittihad with Karim Benzema and defend their title of championі of Saudi Arabia.

Mitrovic himself was injured in his debut match for Al-Hilal, so his adaptation in the Middle East will be a bit delayed. But in general, he continued an incredible trend, very easily replacing the rich and prestigious Premier League with Saudi Arabia, with its completely different culture and social order.