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Stafylidis hopes Mitroglou will stay at Fulham

last updated Monday 21st July 2014, 1:39 PM
Fulham Defender Kostas Stafylidis
Fulham defender
Kostas Stafylidis
Kostas Stafylidis
Kostas Stafylidis hopes fellow Greek international Kostas Mitroglou will stay at Fulham and help fire them back to the Premier League.

Mitroglou, who has managed just a handful of appearances since arriving at Craven Cottage for £12million in January, is a target for Turkish side Beskitas.

 Fulham striker William Kvist
Fulham striker
Konstantinos Mitroglou
Konstantinos Mitroglou
But left-back Stafylidis, who impressed and scored in Fulham's 2-0 pre-season win at Crawley on Saturday, wants the striker to remain with the Whites as they aim to bounce back from relegation to the Championship.

He said: "Of course [I hope he stays}. He's a great guy and speaks my language.

"I think last year he had a problem with injury and hopefully he can come back better and help our team.

The duo have only played together once - in a friendly for Greece against Ireland in November 2012 - but Stafylidis believes his fellow countryman can do a job for Felix Magath's side.

Stafylidis, who has joined Fulham on a season-long loan from Bayer Leverkusen, added: "For me he is a good player and I think if he works hard then for me he is one of the best strikers in Greece.

"I think it's been difficult for him coming to England and I think this year he try more and I hope he will help our team."

Source Paul Bishop at GetWestLondon
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