Fulham should seek a deal for Mitrovic’s Serbia teammate Adem Ljajic

Alberto Aquilani (L) of Sassuolo competes for the ball with Adem Ljajic of Torino during the Serie A match between US Sassuolo and FC Torino at Mapei Stadium - Citta' del Tricolore on...

Torino’s Adem Ljajic would be a fine option for Fulham.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - June 27: Adem Ljajic #22 of Serbia in action during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Brazil at Spartak Stadium on June 27, 2018 in Moscow,...

While Fulham look to complete a deal for Newcastle United’s Aleksandar Mitrovic, they should also consider his Serbia international teammate Adem Ljajic who could end up leaving Torino this summer.

According to a report in Tuttoermcatoweb, the attacking midfielder could be available for around £13 million and the player himself admitted to reporters for Tutto that he is mulling over his future.

"After the world championship I will decide what will be the best for me,” the 26-year-old explained.

Torino certainly wouldn’t want to lose one of their better players, but perhaps they feel a decent offer could help them strengthen other areas of the team and that’s why they are reportedly open to offers.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - June 27: Neymar Jr of Brazil is fouled by Adem Ljajic of Serbia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Brazil at Spartak Stadium on June 27,...

Ljajic managed an impressive six goals and 10 assists in 23 Serie A starts last season, meaning he was one of the most effective midfielders in Italy.

The Serbian ace is predominantly an attacking midfielder who can break beyond the central forward to offer a goal threat, and that’s exactly why he can link up so well with fellow Serb Mitrovic.

Fulham are seemingly desperate to bring the striker back to Craven Cottage following his successful loan spell last season and adding Ljajic to the mix could give them the fire power to steer clear of relegation.

Adem Ljajic of Serbia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Brazil at Spartak Stadium on June 27, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.

Slavisa Jokanovic likes to play with a holding midfielder and two further central midfielders with licence to get forward, and Ljajic would be ideal for that role and big step up on former Celtic man Stefan Johansen.

If the Cottagers wish to establish themselves in the Premier League this coming season, they must add the necessary quality in certain areas and a partner for Tom Cairney should be high on their wish-list.

Ljajic ticks several boxes, and he’s at the right sort of age where he is coming into his prime.

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