There’s a report in Tutto Napoli in Italy today that Napoli are interested in Newcastle’s 22 year-old Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and could attempt to sign him in the January transfer window.
Mitro has come right into form the last couple of games and has looked the consummate center-forward for Newcastle scoring four goals against Preston North End and he was close to scoring with other attempts on goal in those two games.
Aleksandar Mitrovic waves to Newcastle fans
Rafa Benitez’ former club are looking for a goalscorer to add to their team following the departure of Gonzalo Higuain to rivals Juventus in the summer for a massive fee of €90M (£80M) and Mitrovic is said to be one of their targets.
At least Napoli have got some big money to spend, but it would be a long shot at best for them to persuade Newcastle to part with one of their most popular players on Tyneside.
Mitro can also become a top center-forward under the guidance of Rafa Benitez so we don’t think the 22 year-old 24 times capped Serbian International will be going anywhere in January.
Mitrovic was signed by Newcastle from Belgium club Anderlecht in the summer of last year for around £13M and he has played 45 times for the Magpies with 14 goals since then.
Mitrovic will now cost a lot more than that after 18 months at Newcastle and he can become a much better striker under Magpies manager Rafa Benitez.
What do you think?