Given Joelinton’s lack of finesse so far this season in front of goal, scoring just once all campaign in the away win at Tottenham back in August, some Newcastle United supporters want to see the return of a familiar face to St. James’ Park.
Aleksandar Mitrovic, who bagged 13 goals and ten assists in 56 appearances over the course of two seasons on Tyneside, is currently on fire for Fulham in the Championship – surpassing his entire total for Newcastle in just half a campaign with 15 strikes.
Who should start for Newcastle, Joelinton or Andy Carroll?
In comparison, Joelinton has failed to reach those heights at any stage in his career so far – with his best season in top-flight football coming last year for Hoffenheim when he scored seven goals and assisted five others in the Bundesliga.
Now, judging by a recent debate on Twitter, it seems most Newcastle supporters would take the Serbian hitman back in a heartbeat in a straight swap with their record signing – here’s what they had to say.
Hes miles better than joelinton. It isnt even close that one
— Mark Henderson (@dude1979) December 9, 2019
Mitrobic would have been perfect for this system.
— B (@JMAG1892) December 9, 2019
I’d have Mitro back especially with his current form even though it is the championship
— Luke Evans (@lukeevans01) December 9, 2019
He would have kept him and he would be banging them in and we’d be top 5. 👊👊👊
— PL 🇬🇧 (@paulzim4) December 9, 2019
Further unpopular opinion: buying Mitrovic back would get a lot of fans back on side.
You just need to overlook the fact that it would never happen and they won’t give up on Joelinton.
— Tino’s fur coat (@TinosFurCoat) December 9, 2019
We should bring him back home, gotta be better than Joelinton
— Sean Reese (@SeanReesNUFC) December 9, 2019
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