Newcastle Striker Will Not Leave For Struggling Premier League Club


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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Aleksandar Mitrovic salutes Newcastle fans

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.

Comments welcome.



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29 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 3, 2016 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #1

    Mackem mate of mine slagging Rafa off for taking us down where as Di Canio, Poyet and Advocaat kept them up. Where are they now I asked him.

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  • hitman

    Dec 3, 2016 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #2

    mackem friend of mine.
    whyaye.
    must be from durham or south shields.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 3, 2016 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Well done Colombo!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 3, 2016 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #4

    Could be from Blyth or Ashington, there’s plenty up there.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 3, 2016 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Jarrow, Hebburn and bits of Gateshead are polluted as well.

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  • nufc786

    Dec 3, 2016 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #6

    Jail for Ashley

    Yeah never made sense to me why people say rafa was responsible for our relegation. We were all but resigned to relegation ever since Bournemouth beat us at home where the players just turned over, no fight, no desire, no leaders.

    When Rafa was appointed, we saw the players with more passion, fight and desire and the emergence of Lascelles as a proper leader. Rafa also managed to united the city that was disillusioned with the football club

    At Sunderland, they have Cattermole who is their leader and players who have fight but they lack quality which is why they have been in relegation battles

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 3, 2016 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #7

    Mitro isn’t going anywhere in January.

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  • nufc786

    Dec 3, 2016 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #8

    and defoe

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 3, 2016 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #9

    786,
    It was an unlucky run of fixtures as well, having the runaway league leaders as the first game didn’t help and three players in Jaanmat, Sissoko and Wijnaldum who knew they wouldn’t be here regardless didn’t help our cause at all.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 3, 2016 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #10

    786,
    They’re insanely jealous of our UEFA elite manager and will cry over the corrupt fat sam for a long time yet.

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  • one fine day

    Dec 4, 2016 at 1:41 AM

    Comment #11

    Pardew breaks his latest abysmal run as a manager and dedicates it to ….?
    The man who pays his wages .sound familiar ?
    He has not an ounce of shame .
    And on he goes …..

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  • Jimmy……Jimmy……Jimmy Smith

    Dec 4, 2016 at 1:46 AM

    Comment #12

    Rafa on a reportedly 4 million a season, and with an elite squad at his disposal he needs to get promotion. Its either achieve or fail, that’s it, there is no real success to be had, other than the FA Cup, and so he must further sort Shelvey out.

    He is easily the best player in the league, and our most influential – a crucial player to us, but that sending off, on the heels of the racial abuse charge, suggest there is still work to be done on his mentality and Benitez is on enough money to be expected make sure his best player is regularly on the pitch and doing the business.

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  • Thump

    Dec 4, 2016 at 2:19 AM

    Comment #13

    On our relegation, I remember saying at the Stoke game (after our holiday in the sun– sorry, our “Spanish training cam”) that we were going down. Like others, I let myself believe when Rafa came in, but it was a bridge too far. Such is life, and on it goes.

    Let’s now hope that we’re lifting the trophy come the end of the season.

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  • lesh

    Dec 4, 2016 at 2:24 AM

    Comment #14

    It’s noticeable that the reported interest in Mitro’s coming from two clubs whose managers are close to the sack.

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  • toonincheek

    Dec 4, 2016 at 3:04 AM

    Comment #15

    jib –

    There I was, watching the rugby on delay.
    Avoided any way of finding the score.
    Avoided the sports channels.

    Half time – finely poised.
    Thought I would catch up with the blog news.

    Didn’t expect to hear the result on the NUFC blog.
    Thanks a million – NOT

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 4, 2016 at 3:30 AM

    Comment #16

    toonincheek,
    It’s because he knows sweet FA about football.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 4, 2016 at 3:32 AM

    Comment #17

    ofd,
    Sounds very familiar, I hope he repays that faith with another sixer.

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  • one fine day

    Dec 4, 2016 at 4:51 AM

    Comment #18

    JFA
    think that is a given
    They have Hull next up then Man U and Chelsea be firmly in the shi@e by Christmas

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 4, 2016 at 4:57 AM

    Comment #19

    ofd,
    He has a habit of putting a few results in though to take the heat of and then have everyone say he’s a good manager again, I’m not sure how long the Palace fans will put up with his lose streaks though, shame Soton never turned up to spoil his party.

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  • toonincheek

    Dec 4, 2016 at 5:33 AM

    Comment #20

    Jail –
    I think a lot of us wish that you would stop looking for
    and taking any opportunity to snipe.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 4, 2016 at 5:55 AM

    Comment #21

    toonincheek,
    I wish I didn’t have to.

    Jib // Dec 3, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    manxpie
    He is obsessed
    He has to obsess about summat
    He knows sfa about footy

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  • one fine day

    Dec 4, 2016 at 6:33 AM

    Comment #22

    Jfa
    Think it was a serious case of hangover for saints after their result at arsenal
    But every week he is getting more found out

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  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 4, 2016 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #23

    As some have returned to the subject of last seasons relegation, I was disappointed with the fact that our Elite Manager did not drop the likes of Sissoko. It was plain for all to see that a number of players were merely going through the motions but he kept selecting them. Probably in the belief that his coaching would actually turn them around, but ultimately Rafa failed and we were relegated on the back of the poor performances from the previous coach.

    My question though, is that I doubt we would have achieved the large, or excessive transfer fees for the players who left, if they had been dropped from the starting line up. But also, would we be in the better shape we are now if Rafa had managed to keep us up?

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  • Mag52

    Dec 4, 2016 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #24

    Jail.

    You don’t have to. It’s just that you can’t help it can you.
    You need someone to slag off all the time.
    It must have been a huge regret to you when AP walked out of SJP because it denied you the chance to revile someone relevant to NUFC.
    It can’t be quite the same now that he is managing elsewhere, but that doesn’t stop you does it ?
    I seriously worry for your state of mind should Pardew ever leave Palace and spend a period of time counting his savings. Who on earth will you pick on then Jail ?

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  • Spoof

    Dec 4, 2016 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #25

    Lindisfarne

    We all know about Sissoko’s inconsistency but in fairness to Rafa when getting managed by Rafa Sissoko was playing well and playing well regularly so to ask questions of Rafa due to selecting Sissoko is imho a bit unfair.

    As to your questions I would have to say yes to both of them seeing as the Sissoko fee was due to the Euro’s and if he had been dropped I doubt that it would have impacted on his Euro’s display, a more definite yes was the fee we got for Gini seeing as he was actually dropped.

    As for the shape that we are in which is good I do firmly believe that we still would be if Rafa had kept us up due to the fact that he is a big name manager and getting good quality players in would be easier for him than for most manager’s due to his name and standing in the game, however I do concede that going down has gave Rafa a great opportunity to make wholesale changes and start afresh which he has taken full advantage of.

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  • WWSBRD

    Dec 4, 2016 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #26

    Lindis
    Sorry bud but Sissoko was very good under Rafa in the PL he did drop those just going through the motions in the invisible man. He was trying to save us from relegation he wasn’t going to drop our best players for no reason

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  • WWSBRD

    Dec 4, 2016 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #27

    And yes of course we would of been in better shape had we stayed up

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  • Spoof

    Dec 4, 2016 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #28

    Mag52

    What a fine way to start the day, having a pop at someone, yes Jail can be anti Pardew (even though he has left) to a degree that can make you yawn, but in fairness to Jail I have had many a debate with Jail on other footballing matters and it has always been done in good spirit so I do feel that your are perhaps being a bit over zealous with your analogy of him.

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  • hibbit

    Dec 4, 2016 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #29

    mag 52
    you come across just as fixated on jail as he is on pardue
    jail has good cause you dont

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