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Aleksander Mitrovic makes astonishing Real Madrid claim following Al Hilal move

The former Fulham man didn’t hold back

Former Fulham striker has revealed that he sees Saudi side Al-Hilal like he does Real Madrid in a shock claim following his switch to Saudi Arabia.

The Serbian striker left Fulham in a deal worth £50m over the summer after weeks of speculation that had involved him refusing to be a part of the Cottagers squad as he looked to force a move over the line.

He was one of several stars signed by Al-Hilal over the summer, with all of Neymar, Ruben Neves, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Kalidou Koulibaly all linking up with the ex-Premier League striker in the Saudi Pro League, in a total outlay which exceeded £200m.

Now speaking to Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, Mitrovic has revealed that he isn’t missing England or Fulham, who he scored 111 goals for in 206 appearances across both the Championship and the Premier League.

“I have no nostalgia for England, I played many years there”, he explained.

Then, in a shock move, he compared Al-Hilal (the most successful Saudi side) to European giants Real Madrid.

“I’m very happy here and I want to win titles”

Mitrovic has got his career in Saudi Arabia off to a flying start, with five goals in just four games including a hat-trick in a 4-3 win over last season’s champions Al-Ittihad, though there will be plenty that argue the goals mean little given the level of opposition.

The Saudi Pro League came under plenty of criticism for their eyewatering offers to players over the summer, and have drawn scathing responses from current midfield pair Rodri and Toni Kroos in recent weeks.

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