Aleksandar Mitrovic could be Chelsea’s new Diego Costa.
That’s according to Jamie Redknapp, with the former Liverpool and England star claiming the Serbian striker has the talent to lead the line for a top Premier League club.
Mitrovic struggled at Newcastle after arriving in a £13m deal from Anderlecht in 2015 but has revived his carerer in England since moving to Fulham in January, initially on loan before making the move permanent in the summer.
Having helped fire Fulham to the Premier League last season with 12 goals in 17 games, he has continued his fine form into the top-flight this term.
The 24-year-old has netted five times in six league matches and currently tops the goalscoring charts.
Chelsea are reportedly looking at the frontman with Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud not exactly setting the world alight at Stamford Bridge – and Redknapp reckons Mitrovic could just be what the Blues need.
“He was brilliant leading the line for Fulham against Watford,” he wrote in the Daily Mail.
“Gone is the loose cannon who looked like a walking red card when he was at Newcastle. He has done a lot of growing up in the last three years.
“Mitrovic is as strong as an ox, brings people into play and is using his aggression in the right way.
“He has five goals already this season and I believe he could play for one of the top Premier League clubs.
“Fulham fans won’t thank me for saying this but he would be a perfect fit for Chelsea. Mitrovic is more physical than Alvaro Morata and has more pace than Olivier Giroud.
“As a successor to Didier Drogba and Diego Costa, Mitrovic could fit the bill.”