The Serbia international was out in the cold at St. James’s Park under Rafa Benitez, and hadn’t started a single Premier League game this season, despite the Magpies’ lack of striking options.
That meant the £13 million forward was left no option but to look elsewhere and he found a solution in the most unlikely of places.
We’ve all heard of fax machines being used in frantic deadline day negotiations between clubs but Mitrovic seems determined to drag football into the 21st century, as he revealed in an interview the Times.
'I signed for Fulham – thanks to Snapchat'. Aleksandar Mitrović tells @allyrudd_times about his deadline-day adventures and how he ended up swapping Tyneside for the Thames https://t.co/DoTJq3ne2y #ffc #nufc pic.twitter.com/kiXfoOgwun
— Times Sport (@TimesSport) February 8, 2018
No matted how much I think about it, I cannot imagine what Slavisa Jokanovic puts on Snapchathttps://t.co/9fItZDGcpm
— Ryan O'Donovan (@R_O_Donovan) February 8, 2018
Good read. I love how Slavisa Jokanovic managed to sign Mitrovic on deadline day by dropping him a message on Snapchat. This whole situation is typical Mitro. https://t.co/FV0o5PYq5b
— Scott (@ScottBarclay6) February 8, 2018
So, there you have it – in a few years’ time, maybe transfers will be simply conducted by Whatsapp, or maybe even FaceTime.
And why is Slaviša Jokanović on Snapchat anyway? What sort of snaps is he sending out?
What do you think?