Having sold Mitrovic to Newcastle, Anderlecht snap up Stefano Okaka

Stefano Okaka is one of only two Italians to score for Fulham in the Premier League and will now serve as a replacement for Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Anderlecht have completed a deal for former Fulham loanee Stefano Okaka - as announced on their official website - who has been identified as the man to replace Aleksandar Mitrovic.

The Serbian only sealed a £13 million move to Newcastle United last week, as reported by the BBC, but his former Brussels employers have wasted little time in recruiting a goalscoring replacement.

And it’s a signing who will be familiar to fans of former Premier League side Fulham: Stefano Okaka.

One of only two Italians to find the net for the Cottagers in the English top-flight, the 25-year-old spent the latter half of the 2009-10 season on loan at Craven Cottage.

His one and only Premier League goal came during an April 2010 meeting with Wigan Athletic.

Since then he has enjoyed a nomadic career with spells at Bari, Spezia, Parma and most recently Sampdoria to his name.

Capped once by Italy, the forward found the net on his one and only appearance for the Azzurri in a 1-0 victory over Albania.

Okaka’s next move has taken him to Belgium, with Anderlecht announcing the completion of the deal this week on their official website.

Impress there and who knows, perhaps a return to England could be on the cards. Stranger things have happened.

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