Aleksandar Mitrovic seems to have no difficulty in scoring goals for his country and his latest goal gave Serbia a 1-1 draw against Wales on Sunday in Belgrade.
Serbia now have 12 points from their six qualifying games and are top of Group D with the Republic of Ireland second on the same number of points and Wales are third on 8 points.
Mitro has been interviewed after the game and was asked about his situation with Newcastle, where there have been rumors that if Rafa can get back the £14M back we paid to Anderlecht for him two years he could sell the striker this summer.
Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates after scoring equalizer against Wales on Sunday
The 22 year-old seemed very matter-of-fact in his answers to the question about his current situation and even seems prepared to leave Newcastle if the right offer for him and the club comes in:
“I’m very happy to help Newcastle back to the Premier League because that’s where the club deserves to be.”
“I heard something about other clubs but for now I just want to rest.” “I need to prepare for next season.”
“If there are some good offers for me – which are also good for the club – come in for me over the summer then we will speak about it.”
“If it doesn’t happen then I’m still a Newcastle United player, I have three years on my contract.”
“So we have to speak to the club, to the manager Rafael Benitez and we will see.”
Mitrovic scored his fourth International goal in the last four games for Serbia in the 1-1 draw with Wales to keep Serbia at the top of their group in qualification for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.
It would still be a bit of a shock to us if Rafa does sell Mitro this summer, with the news in the local press earlier this summer that Rafa would be keeping him for next season and see how he performs in his third season on Tyneside.
We’ll just have to wait and see and it could depend on which strikers Newcastle can get through the door this summer.
Here’s the video of the really good goal from Mitro on Sunday to make it 1-1 against Wales.
What do you think?