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Fulham lost two strikers in the summer, who now have combined value of £78.2 million

Kostas Mitroglou celebrates scoring for Benfica

Kostas Mitroglou and Moussa Dembele have been in fine form for Benfica and Celtic respectively.

Kostas Mitroglou celebrates scoring for BenficaKostas Mitroglou celebrates scoring for Benfica

Last night Borussia Dortmund were defeated by Benfica in the Champions League. The goalscorer for the Portuguese side was none other than Fulham flop Kostas Mitroglou.

Fulham signed the Greek international for a fee in the region of £12 million, according to ESPN, and they took a financial hit when he departed the club to join Benfica permanently in the summer.

He has thrived in Portugal, scoring 32 goals in 63 games for the club, and a report from A Bola in the summer claimed he has a release clause in his current deal in Lisbon worth €45 million (£38.2 million).

Fulham have also had to watch another striker who left the club this summer thrive since leaving. Moussa Dembele left at the end of his contract at Craven Cottage to join Celtic. He has scored a whopping 26 goals in 40 games for the club, including two hat-tricks in a row.

Celtic's Moussa DembeleCeltic's Moussa Dembele

He was linked with Chelsea in January, for a fee in the region of £30 million, but Celtic value him at £40 million – according to the Telegraph.

That means Fulham have allowed two strikers with a combined value of £78.2 million leave the club in the past 12 months.

Which shows some of the poor work that has gone on behind the scenes in recent years at Craven Cottage.

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