Newcastle Star Could Be Sold In January – But Only Under These Two Conditions

The Mirror is reporting today that Chris Hughton and Brighton are interested in Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

The south coast club had him watched on Friday night when he played for Serbia and Brighton need a goalscorer since they have scored only 5 goals in their first 7 league games.

Newcastle have not done much better with 7 goals in 7 games, but Mitro was suspended for three of those games and didn’t even make the bench against Liverpool in our last game.

Last night Serbia qualified for the finals of the World Cup in Russia next summer when Aleksandar Prijovic scored in the 74th minute for the only goal of the game.

And it was Aleksandar Mitrovic who put in the cross that Prijovic was able to convert for the 1-0 win against Georgia.

Aleksandar Mitrovic in action for Newcastle

Rafa could be willing to sell Mitro in January, but only if two conditions are met.

First of all, we have a replacement who can come in and fill the void and only if we can get full value for Aleksandar – probably around £20M.

The 32 times capped Serbian International (10 goals) will not want to leave Newcastle, but it doesn’t look like Rafa wants the player long term.

Rafa doesn’t like players he can’t trust on the field and Mitro has had his disciplinary problems while at Newcastle.

The transfer fees also seem to be going up all the time to ridiculous levels so Newcastle will want decent compensation if we do sell Mitrovic.

It would also be good if Newcastle can get some decent business done in the January transfer window and that means selling players as well as bringing new players in.

How much money Rafa will have to spend in January will depend on whether Mike Ashley is still the owner of Newcastle by then.

If he is then Rafa is likely to be given very little money to spend.

It looks like Mike wants Newcastle’s financial records to be good to tempt any potential investor into bidding for the club.

But there again the financial records have always been the top priority with Ashley.

That’s just one of the big mistakes Mike has made in running the club with so little success on the pitch for over ten years.

Maybe that’s about to change.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • Jib

    Oct 10, 2017 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #1

    The second half of the season on loan
    might be just what he needs.

  • toontaff2

    Oct 10, 2017 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #2

    Could have sworn I heard Serbia won 2-0?
    Very disappointing night for us Welsh. O’Neil and Keane did a number on Coleman. Bale sorely missed, obviously. Terrible game for Ramsey – he’s usually top drawer for Wales, but was too deep. Even if we were still playing, now, we’d have 0!
    Good luck to all the Irish in the play-offs. Could be Portugal/Italy.
    Wish it had not been the IRA supporting thug, ex-mackem, McClean – should be renamed McFilthy.
    One worry is Kieran Clark’s shirt pulling on corners is going to cost the Toon penalties.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Oct 10, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #3

    Selling a young improving Mitrovic for 10-15 and replacing him with Cenk who is older and worse for 20 would seem a bad idea. Mitro could have a good world cup for Serbia and double in value.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Oct 10, 2017 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #4

    Maybe Rafa thinks mitrovic lacks the game intelligence to improve.

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Oct 10, 2017 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #5

    The commentators during the Wales match were talking about the Croatia (i think) match being 2-0, this was the other match which effected possible outcomes: if Croatia hadn’t of won, Wales could have still made the playoffs with a draw.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 10, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #6

    E mail sent, concentrate on work, cronies furious, not quite sure what you mean.

  • toontaff2

    Oct 10, 2017 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #7

    Ah, right, was too busy throwing things at the TV!!
    13th in the FIFA rankings – just shows how much difference Gareth Bale makes – we never looked like scoring – Coleman got the tactics all wrong – we have usually played 3 -5-2 and Ramsey is far further forward.
    A long summer break, next year, again!! 60 years without reaching a World Cup finals – longer than the Toon’s wait for a trophy!
    I think I have some German and Manchester blood somewhere down the line – must be time to become a plastic fan!

  • toontaff2

    Oct 10, 2017 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #8

    JFA, was just going to ask!
    The plot thickens…………………………..

  • magicmac54

    Oct 10, 2017 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #9

    I was simply delighted with Ireland doing the business last night, and a great goal by James Mc Clean, it wasnt a great match, but the result was all that mattered last night, it was an amazing atmosphere, from both sets of fans, now all i want is Newcastle to get a good result on Saturday to complete a great week, come on the toon. HWTL.

  • Geordie-john

    Oct 10, 2017 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #10

    I still rate Mitro highly however he needs to learn to be a bit better at play acting to get the decision for him instead of against. There are far too many cheating Ba####ds in the premiership that know how and when to play the refs. You should study the likes of Gary Neville and Deli Ali, 2 excellent candidates in my opinion.
    You should also explain to Rafa how and when you like to play I’m sure he will listen to your points.

  • asl123

    Oct 10, 2017 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #11

    Better than Joselu imo

  • ashleysmate

    Oct 10, 2017 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #12

    He’s never been given a good run in the first team….he’s still a young lad


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