Two Premier League clubs who are struggling near the bottom of the league, West Ham and Crystal Place are said to want Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic in the January transfer window.
The exclusive report is in the Express and apparently the clubs have been alerted because Mitro is no longer a starter at Newcastle – but there again not many players are starters these days, since Rafa likes to rotate in every game.
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Mitrovic has scored 5 goals in 13 total appearances for Newcastle this season and last season he had 9 Premier League goals in 36 appearances.
Crystal Palace and the Hammers can think all they want about signing Aleksandar Mitrovic in January, but there’s one thing that Rafa Benitez is not – and that’s stupid.
Let’s tell the truth here – there is no way Rafa Benitez would allow Mitrovic to leave the club next month.
And from what Mitro keeps saying ever since he arrived almost 18 months ago – he has no intention of leaving Newcastle, which has been his favorite club since he grew up in Serbia idolizing a certain number 9 striker called Alan Shearer.
It’s a Sunday so we will get stories about the upcoming transfer window, but there seems little chance of this one happening.
Newcastle will want to bring players into the squad in January and not let them leave, especially a huge crowd favorite like Aleksandar Mitrovic.
And why would a Newcastle player in January want to join a struggling Premier League club?
Newcastle are still top of the Championship 6 points clear of 3rd placed Reading and that’s after a slump of losing our last two league games after winning the previous eight in a row.
Players will want to stay on Tyneside and be part of Rafa’s project, where his stated aim is to build a Newcastle team as soon as possible that can win a trophy.
Sounds good to us.