After scoring goals for fun for both club and country, the Chronicle have revealed that Newcastle are set to demand as much as £30m for Aleksandar Mitrovic should he have a good World Cup.
Mark Douglas’ latest piece on the striker admits that the current asking price is in excess of £20m, however he claims that the club will demand something closer to £30m if he impresses once again this summer.
With 12 goals for Fulham since January and a recent hat-trick for Serbia (making it 14 goals in 18 for his country), he’s hot property, but it seems we’re reluctant to cash in on him before this week’s World Cup – and who could blame us if he goes on to impress.
Here’s a snippet from the Chronicle on the striker’s potential sale:
“While United were initially looking for £20million the price is now understood to be higher. If he has a good World Cup Newcastle will be wanting closer to £30million, which is why they haven’t entertained quick business.
“If there is one thing Newcastle have always done well under Mike Ashley it’s be difficult sellers, and Lee Charnley will be well aware that Joe Kinnear paid with his job when he undersold Yohan Cabaye.”
It’ll seem a crazy price to some given Brighton were offering less than £8m for him in January, but this just shows how much prices can inflate when it comes to in form strikers.
As much as they’ve loved seeing him bang them in at Craven Cottage since the turn of the year, you can bet Fulham fans will be hoping he has a low key tournament. If this is true, they could be priced out of a move if he continues to impress.
Do you reckon anyone would pay this IF he went on to score a few goals at this summer’s World Cup?
I’m not so sure, but if his latest demolition of Bolivia is anything to go by, you never know!
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