The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern are looking forward to letting Aleksandar Mitrovic go this summer. The club have long been ready to sell the striker and this summer looks like the right time to let him go, with Fulham prepared to fork out the £20 million asking price.
£20m for Mitro is a good deal for #nufc. He hasn't done anything of note at the club and the money will go a long way to helping us secure a better replacement.
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) July 3, 2018
The Magpies have been linked with a number of strikers in the past few months. Alassane Plea and Nikolai Jorgensen are the two where there seemed to be some substance behind the rumours, although the way things have been going with Plea it’s unlikely the Frenchman will end up at St James Park after Tottenham and West Ham have both supposedly lodged bids for the striker.
The Geordies aren’t confident that they can compete with either the Lilywhites or the Hammers financially but if they do manage to sign Plea it would be a huge coup for the club. At the moment, minus Mitrovic, Rafa Benitez’s side currently have just Dwight Gayle and Joselu to be deployed up top and neither of them has looked like a convincing Premier League striker. The club will be looking to sign a goalscorer, and the Mitrovic money will be vital in bringing someone in.
You can read our local Magpies’ verdict on Mitrovic here:
Maybe financing the Plea deal?
— Stevie-G (@Stevie_Grif) July 3, 2018
Fulham will pay in instalments spread over 3/4 year like most of our sales
— johnh (@gizbyker1) July 3, 2018
If you think that 20 million will go a long way your deluded. For one we won't get the 20 mill to spend for a replacement. Where have you been the last 10+ years
— Y 1 Man (@PaulFiddes2) July 3, 2018
Thing is tho can we even replace him for the 20 million we will be getting? If it was us after Mitrovic from Fulham do you think we would be getting him for 20 million more like 25-30
— Gary Halman (@gary_halman) July 3, 2018
Didn't think it would ever happen, Fulham all talk so far.
— Barry J Ingham (@BarryJIngham1) July 3, 2018
I always thought we would get 20m for him and 15m for Gayle to buy a decent striker.
— Toon (@01ddunn) July 3, 2018
The Newcastle fans in the Tavern will be keen to get Mitrovic off their books and get a new striker in.