PHOTO: £12m Fulham outcast makes second debut for current club

Kostas Mitroglou Greece

Kostas Mitroglou got into the action for Olympiakos last night.

In January 2013 Fulham beat a glut of interested teams to the signature of Greek international Kostas Mitroglou as they bid to survive relegation from the football league.

On the face of it they were signing an excellent player. His goal-scoring pedigree was undoubted. He has notched 17 goals in 19 appearances for Olympiakos before leaving for South-West London - so understandably hope was high at Craven Cottage.

What they did not realise however, was they were signing an injured player.

He passed his medical but shortly before making the move he had been out of action for the Greek side with a knee problem.

Felix Magath was immediately not a fan of the player and Mitroglou played just three times for the club - getting more attention for his haircut-goatee combo then anything he did on the football pitch.

This summer they decided they wanted to get rid of him, but with nobody willing to pay anything near the £12 million Fulham shelled out a loan deal appeared the only option.

So, after only eight months away from Olympiakos, he has returned - joining on a season-long loan deal.

And last night he made his return to action with the club - entering the fray in the 55th minute of a 3-0 win against OFI Crete.

Meanwhile, in Berkshire, Fulham were pasted by Reading at the Madejski Stadium as their downward spiral continued.

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