Report: Fulham set to agree sale of Kostas Mitroglou to Benfica at a loss of £6.6 million

Kostas Mitroglou

The Greek international failed to score in three appearances for The Cottagers.

In January 2013 Fulham beat a heap of interested teams to the signature of Greek international Kostas Mitroglou as they bid to survive relegation from the Premier League.

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

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.

Now it looks like they are finally going to move him on. Record in Portugal is reporting that Fulham and Benfica have come to an agreement over a transfer fee for the player. Mitroglou will head to Benfica for €7 million (£5.4 million).

When Fulham signed the Greek international a little over two years ago he cost them £12 million, according to ESPN, so this represents a loss of around £6.6 million - a horrific piece of business for a club currently under a transfer embargo.

Mitroglou, who spent last season back on loan at Olympiakos, has impressed at Benfica - scoring 14 goals including seven in his last five appearances.

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