The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern have been weighing up whether or not they want to keep Aleksandar Mitrovic or not, but with Fulham very interested and the Serbian wanting to leave, it all looks set for Mitro to depart.
I’m being told that Mitrovic has made it clear to Newcastle he wants to leave – and Fulham is the only club he wants to join
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) June 24, 2018
The writing has been on the wall with Mitrovic for a while now. Rafa Benitez doesn’t think the striker is what he needs at St James Park and whilst he continues to split fan opinions, it looks like Mitrovic’s future lies away from the Northeast. Fulham benefited greatly from Benitez’s lack of trust in the Serbian as the Magpies loaned him out to Craven Cottage in January. His goals proved vital to Fulham as they secured promotion via the playoffs and now the Cottagers will be hoping to sign him up permanently.
This summer could be a key one for Newcastle United. The fans will be hoping they can kick on from last season’s 10th placed finish when they start their Premier League campaign again in just over a months time. In the five or so weeks they have until the new domestic season they have a lot of work to do. Benitez will be keen to sell Mitrovic and cash in, using the money to bring in some players to fit the mould of the club, with Chelsea’s Kenedy one of those that has been linked with a move to the club after his loan spell last season.
You can read our expectant Magpies’ verdict on Mitrovic’s future here:
20 million then, thanks.
— Elliot (@ElliotNufc) 24 June 2018
Should be asking upwards of £30m
— Rob Tantum (@TantumRob) June 25, 2018
well they best come up with 20million plus
— Dean Dodds (@doddsy1991) June 24, 2018
£20m was before the World Cup he’s worth £30m+ now
— Liam (@L1ammm1) June 24, 2018
Him wanting to go or not means NOTHING in terms of value, fat mike is many things but selling on the cheap won’t happen.
If Fulham wont pay what the club wants he goes else where in Europe simples.
— Mark (@mja1980) June 24, 2018
The Geordies in the Tavern aren’t too fussed to be losing Mitrovic, and they’ll be pleased if the money gets reinvested into the club.