Staggering claims emerge on Aleksandar Mitrovic’s potential exit at NUFC

According to Football Insider, Newcastle United have received and rejected an incredible 22 loan offers for Aleksandar Mitrovic already this month – however no one has matched our £14m asking-price for the striker thus far.

The Serbian has been missing over the past month with a back injury, however it has been widely accepted that he has little to no future under Rafa Benitez, having been left out of the NUFC squad more times than not so far this season.

A penny for Mitro’s thoughts, with him likely to be desperate to secure a move away after receiving so little game time recently – especially when he’ll want to be fit and firing for the World Cup in the summer.

It has been made clear that he is looking to be moved on this month, however his exit only looks likely if 1) an acceptable permanent offer arrives (alleged £14m asking price) and 2) a replacement if found by Benitez.

Quite incredibly, Football Insider have revealed that the club have received 22 (yes twenty-two!) loan proposals for the 23-year-old already this month:



It is claimed that Brighton, West Brom, Bordeaux, Marseille, Anderlecht and Partizan Belgrade are among some of the sides who’ve put in loan bids for the forward.

One thing that seems clear is that NUFC won’t be accepting any of these loan offers unless a replacement arrives. It’s a fair approach. What would we gain from loaning out our third choice striker (who would suddenly be needed if Joselu got injured) if we did not have a replacement lined up.

If we could secure a loan signing for the likes of Ings, Sakho or Slimano, it would then make sense to let Mitro leave on loan, but until that happens you can’t blame Rafa for keeping him at the club.

Hopefully there’s a resolution to this that suits all parties. Mitrovic is still young but will be desperate for game time ahead of a big summer for him at the World Cup. On the flip side, we’re desperate for a new option up top, and Mitrovic’s exit would free up room in our 25-man squad to enable this.

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About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

3 thoughts on “Staggering claims emerge on Aleksandar Mitrovic’s potential exit at NUFC

  1. Of course there are many loan offers as there is NO fee involved….We are doing the same to other clubs.

    Some clubs shop at Harrods, some Tesco, we are in the bins out the back of Lidl rummaging through the out of date stuff we might be able to clean up and pass as new.

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  2. Billy exactly, and none of the other clubs are allowing us to loan any of their players, they all want a permanent deal, so we better not end up soft touches in the closing stages of the window and give in letting these players leave without replacements.

    I don’t have much faith that we won’t though, think the end of the summer window and the loans we let go through with no replacements when we’d said all window we wanted permanent deals, we then justified being a soft touch by saying we’d saved in wages and freed up spaces for new players in the winter window.

    Oh wait winter window is here and we’ve signed nobody and have to get rid of people to free up space, hmmmm deja vu anyone? You just wait we will be soft touches at the end of the window and we will lose 2/3 more players and might get 1 in as a replacement, all the outgoings will be loans and won’t help us that much financially. Clubs all know that we are soft touches in the transfer market and if they want our players and we’re not giving them game time they know they can have them without paying for them. No other club seems to give its players away with such little fight regardless as to whether they’re not playing / not wanted.

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  3. Just give him a run in the team not 10 min here and there come on joke’solu and gale who should be in the woman’s side

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