Aleksandar Mitrovic has hinted towards a summer exit from Newcastle United this summer, suggesting he could leave if a ‘good offer’ comes in for him.
The Serbian striker scored for his country yet again over the weekend, making it 7 goals in 7 International games in a 1-1 draw against Wales, however he has not enjoyed such success at club level of late, starting just 11 games for Newcastle last season.
Recent rumours have credited Besiktas, Fenerbahce and Napoli with an interest in the 22-year-old, suggesting Newcastle would be willing to do business at the right price.
Mitrovic has had the following to say about his NUFC future:
“I heard something about other clubs.
“We will see. If some good offers for me – which are also good for the club – come in for me over the summer then we will speak about it.”
“If it doesn’t happen then I’m still a Newcastle United player, I have three years on my contract.”
“So we have to speak to the club, to the manager and we will see.”
“I’m happy there. We have a good team there and we are back in the Premier League but we have to see.”
Mitrovic is clearly in no rush to leave – which is what you expect from a player who is visibly desperate to be a success at St. James’ Park – but with him failing to win over Rafa Benitez, his days may be numbered on Tyneside as the club prepare for a season back in the top flight.
A loan move away has been mooted and this, for me, would be the most suitable solution for all parties.
It would hand Mitrovic a chance to play week in week out, giving himself the ideal chance to continue his development and prove his worth to the eagle-eyed Rafa Benitez.