Fulham on the verge of beating Arsenal to Greek hit man

The Daily Mirror reports that Premier League side Fulham could trump Arsenal to the signing of Olympiakos striker Kostas Mitroglou this month. The 25-year old is reportedly in advance talks with Fulham over a move with manager Rene Muelensteen very keen on the hitman.

Mitroglou has been a prolific scorer in the Greek league and also with his national team over the past couple of seasons and has played a vital part for both his club and country’s success this season.

Mitroglou was the star in Olympiakos’ group stage campaign in the Champions League and helped them qualify for the round of the 16. The 6ft 2 inch striker also helped Greece beat Romania in a World Cup qualifying playoff by scoring twice in his team’s 3-1 win.

The news could excite Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who was earlier told that he might have to pay over the odds for Mitroglou, a striker he has admired for a while now. It will be interesting to see if the French manager hijacks the proposed 11 million pound deal of Mitroglou to bring him to the Emirates this season.

Mitroglou has netted 14 league goals in just 12 games for Olympiakos this season and could be just the goalscorer Arsene Wenger is looking for in the absence of prolific winger Theo Walcott.

Updated: January 29, 2014 — 9:50 pm
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