As reported by the Express, Newcastle United frontman Aleksandar Mitrovic is rumoured to be the subject of £15million interest from Crystal Palace and West Ham United.
‘Mitro’ has split opinion since his arrival on Tyneside and with the side doing well and Daryl Murphy fit again, could now be the time to cash in on the maverick Serbian striker and look for a replacement?
If the club were to do that – who would be the ideal replacement?
Well, Daryl Murphy is a like for like replacement, but Mitrovic would still need replacing in the squad.
If Mitrovic moves to West Ham, which may make Diafra Sakho, who is currently injured, available for transfer.
Usually, a player of Sakho’s ability would be highly unlikely to join a Championship side. However, with Newcastle looking favourites for promotion and able to match his wages, he could be tempted.
Sakho is a well-rounded striker, combining his physical attributes with astute finishing, making him a coup for a lot of Premier League sides, as well as any Championship team.