Though there was a boost in terms of takeover this week, the Newcastle United here in the Transfer Tavern are understandably down in the dumps. Indeed, it’s been a dreadful run of results for Rafa Benitez and his men, one that has seen them slide down the league at an alarming rate.
Amid this awful run of results, our punters clad in black and white have been discussing the villains and potential saviours. One man who comes up in that conversation quite often is a certain Aleksandr Mitrovic, frozen out of the picture on what is currently a bleak Tyneside.
Neither Dwight Gayle or Joselu look overly convincing when spearheading the attack and the Serbian remains a popular figure amongst supporters, though has never really seemed to have earned the trust of his Spanish coach.
So, comments from George Caulkin in the Times have certainly proven rather interesting. Within his piece on the changing nature of the Magpies’ campaign as yet another crisis ensues, he reveals what is reportedly made of the 23-year-old at Newcastle’s training base.
Those at Benton are understood to believe the former Anderlecht man’s statistics don’t warrant first-team football, a worrying insight into life behind the scenes for the forward.
Perhaps Mitrovic would make an impact in flashes, though Newcastle need to remain organised and compact if they are going to keep up with their relegation rivals. Sadly for the Serb, that’s not something he has in his locker.
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