Arsenal linked with unlikely move for Fulham striker flop

Date published: Wednesday 13th April 2016 10:47

Kostas Mitroglou: Reportedly watched by Arsenal

Kostas Mitroglou: Reportedly watched by Arsenal

Arsenal are weighing up a possible transfer swoop for Kostas Mitroglou after sending scouts to watch the Fulham flop on loan at Benfica, according to reports in Portugal.

The Greek striker joined the Cottagers in a £12million deal in the January transfer window of 2014, but played just three times for the club, scoring no goals.

Fulham were relegated at the end of that season and the striker has been forced to rebuild his career with a series of loan spells.

The latest of these is at Benfica, where he has returned to his best this season, netting 22 goals in 39 games.

And those feats have apparently caught the eye of Arsene Wenger, according to A Bola, who claim has apparently made an informal enquiry to the Cottagers.

Arseal’s Portuguese scout, Luis Boa Morte, has checked on the striker more than once and has reportedly sent Wenger glowing reports about the Greece international’s renaissance.

Mitroglou, who is contracted to Craven Cottage until the summer of 2018, could join Benfica permanently at the end of the season with a €7million deal already in place.

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