22 year-old Serbian international Aleksandar Mitrovic is now back in form and has started for Newcastle in the last three games, since top goalscorer Dwight Gayle has had some trouble with his hamstring.
Dwight s now fully fit and was on the bench last Saturday against Cardiff.
In those three games Mitro has looked a good player and he’s scored 4 goals to take his total up to 5 goals in 10 appearances for the Magpies so far this season.
Aleksandar Mitrovic acknowledging Newcastle fans
There has also been some news from Italy lately that Napoli want him in January to replace former striker Gonzalo Higuain, who was signed in the summer by Italian giants for fee of €90M (£78M) to be paid in installments.
His agent Jestrovic has been talking to CalcioNapoli24 about him possibly joining Naples:
“It is very unlikely at the moment.” “The only certainty right now is that he will end the season at Newcastle United.”
“There’s been absolutely no contact from Napoli.” “In the past, there was some contact, but for now it’s out of the question.”
“He will spend another six months in England, then well decide what to do with his future.”
Mitrovic has scored 14 goals in 46 games since signing on from Anderlecht in the summer of last year.
It seems rather strange there’s any doubt that he will simply be staying at Newcastle past next summer – when we are hopefully back in the Premier League.
He seems to love it on Tyneside, so the agent talking about him deciding his future next summer seems rather strange.
But there again perhaps he’s just trying to drum up some business for himself.
What do you think?