Felix Magath has rounded on Fulham for shelling out a record £12 million on Kostas Mitroglou.

The wrong player at the wrong time, was the summation from the Whites boss and as a result, the Greek World Cup striker is unlikely to play any part in the club’s rebuild as they plot to bounce back from relegation.

Reports from his homeland described the 26-year-old forward as frequently moody, and he spent all but three appearances after joining in January, either injured or watching from the sidelines.

 

Magath was appointed after the forward arrived, and became the club's third manager of a sorry campaign that ended in relegation. The manager admits the Greek is unlikely to feature in his plans, despite taking part in an open training session in front of fans on Tuesday.

The manager said: “It’s not his fault. It was totally the wrong decision to take a player like Mitroglou; he was the most expensive signing, and he’s not used to the English way of football.  

“He would like to play in the Champions League, and it was my wish to sign Ross McCormack, who is the right player for us and the right player for the Championship.”

Fulham will attempt to either reclaim part of their massive outlay on Mitroglou, or offer him on loan.