There’s a report in Turkey today in spor.mynet.com that Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce are keen on taking Aleksandar Mitrovic on loan for next season.
Newcastle are trying to get two strikers in this summer and they are presently trying to do a deal with 19 year-old striker Tammy Abraham of Chelsea, although we have an inkling he may want to join Brighton & Hove Albion.
If Rafa brings in two strikers, it’s likely that Aleksandar will go down the pecking order at Newcastle and he wouldn’t get too many games in the coming season.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – 22 year-old Newcastle striker
We’re not sure what Rafa thinks of the 22 year-old Serbian International, but a few months ago there were some local reports that Rafa wanted to keep him at Newcastle for next season.
But if he will not get a game that wouldn’t be good for Aleksandar and he has to play regularly somewhere next season.
Daryl Murphy is almost certain to leave Newcastle his summer with a number of Championship clubs already interested in the services of the 34 year-old Republic of Ireland striker.
And if it was between Daryl or Aleksandar as to who leave, surely Murphy would the one to leave?
So it’s unclear to us whether Aleksandar will leave Newcastle permanently or on loan this summer and we’d like the lad to get a chance next season to show what he can do.
But this would be his last chance saloon to impress at Newcastle, since in his first two seasons on Tyneside – one in England’s second division where he was expected to do really well – he has had two fairly mediocre seasons.
Aleksandar has scored 15 goals in 65 total appearances for the Magpies so far.
What do you think?