Rafa Benitez Could Spring A Surprise With This Striker This Summer

There are now two Turkish side Besiktas to be linked with Aleksandar Mitrovic lately,  with Besiktas now said to be interested in the player and a few days ago there were reports from Turkey that Fenerbahçe wanted the 22 year-old striker on loan for the coming season.

Newcastle paid £14M for the striker from Anderlecht a couple of years ago and we have a feeling if some club offers Newcastle that much for him and we get our money back, then Rafa could sell him and bring in a striker to replace him.

That will not please a number of Newcastle fans, who simply adore the Serbian International, but Rafa will not stand on ceremony and he’s likely to show his ruthless streak a few times this summer, as he builds a team that can compete in the Premier League next season.

Aleksandar Mitrovic in training at Newcastle

The news is that Besiktas are even willing to send a delegation to Newcastle to try to do a deal, but whether they have £14M to stump up for the 27 times capped Serbian International (8 goals) is a very good question – probably not.

The Chronicle are reporting that Rafa may be willing to loan out Mitro this season, but we’re not sure what the purpose of that would be and what Rafa would learn about the striker.

If he scores goals in Turkey next season on loan what would that prove, since it’s in the English leagues – both the Premier League and the Championship – that Alexandar has failed to shine over the last couple of years.

The initial plan as reported in the local media was to keep Aleksandar for next season and see if he can get his place back in the first team – basically give him another season at the club and see how he does.

And that could be true, but if we get a decent offer for Mitro this summer, we’re pretty sure that Rafa will sell.

That’s would be on two conditions – one is that we get our money back and the second is the manager has enough time to bring in another striker this summer with the money he gets for Mitro.

What do you think?

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