The Mirror are reporting on Sunday that Newcastle are ready to sell 21 year-old striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Something we had wondered for a while – the Mirror is reporting that Rafa simply cannot trust the young striker who was sent off twice last season including in the last game of last season when he for his red card with just over 20 minutes of the season left, when we were leading 2-1.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – Rafa wants to sell this player
At the time Rafa Benitez looked very displeased with the young striker as it put Newcastle in jeopardy with the score at 2-1 and Newcastle down to 10 men.
It also means the striker is banned for the first four games of this season.
The news is that Benitez would like to sell Mitrovic in the current transfer window – who in his first season picked up four yellow cards and two reds.
He was signed for £13M from Anderlecht last summer and Newcastle will want at least that much for him this summer.
This will come as a big shock to most Newcastle fans, since he is already a favorite on Tyneside and he will certainly not want to leave the club – which was his dream move.
Maybe that’s why he wasn’t too bothered he didn’t get or seem to want the iconic number 9 shirt that his hero Alan Shearer wore so famously?
And after last night’s inability to score goals at Fulham, fans were looking forward to the Serbian striker being able to play in the final (5th) game this month after he serves his four match ban.
Aleksandar scored 9 goals in 36 total appearances for the Magpies last season.
What do you think?