It Will Almost Certainly Be Goodbye To This Player In The Summer

Rafa Benitez didn’t have any need for Aleksandar Mitrovic through the rest of this season once Newcastle had signed Islam Slimani on loan from Leicester City.

But it has not turned out well for Newcastle, with Slimani still injured with that thigh injury he had when he joined us in the last few hours of the transfer window on January 31st.

One the other hand Mitro has started well at Fulham and has scored 5 goals in 7 games for the Cottagers.

Aleksandar Mitrovic – after scoring for Fulham

Rafa was asked about Mitrovic, and this is what he said as reported in the Chronicle:

“Our style of football was very offensive and we had one key player – and that was Dwight Gayle,”

“He scored 23 goals even when he was two months without playing. Even Daryl Murphy scored six goals.”

“As I’ve said before, I hope he scores 20 goals. That will be much better for him and for us.”

“But it’s a question about his future that we have to ask in May.”

Ever since Rafa arrived two years ago tomorrow, he has not played Mitrovic very much at all, and he has not been a starter for the last two seasons.

The fact he is scoring goals and playing well for Fulham will only increase his transfer fee this summer, especially if he also has a good World Cup for Serbia.

This season Mitro scored 2 goals in 7 appearances for Newcastle and last season in the Championship he scored 6 goals in 29 appearances.

In total, he’s played 72 times for Newcastle with 17 goals, and we’re almost certain he will be sold this summer.

The fee should be at least £14M which is what we paid for him from Anderlecht almost three years ago.

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9 comments so far

  • manxpie

    Mar 10, 2018 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #1

    “This season we have 1 key player, Joselu, and he has scored 4 goals, even tho he is proper shite!”

  • manxpie

    Mar 10, 2018 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Can you not fit more ads on the page Ed surely 1 after each comment is possible?

  • kimbo

    Mar 10, 2018 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #3

    And Rafa!

  • DubaiMicky

    Mar 10, 2018 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #4

    One hour 21 minutes to ko.

    HWTL (And EGB).

  • davetoon

    Mar 10, 2018 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #5

    15 minutes team announced

  • Bladey

    Mar 10, 2018 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Online guy
    Just another jib ASH kiss arse
    ASH OUT raga out

  • beefman13

    Mar 10, 2018 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #7

    12 goals at home this season, pi$$ poor, very tense affair today, would be nice to put a good 90 mins in instead of good half bad half , but that’s what poor teams do, virtually every pundit you listen to is saying Benitez can only do what he can do with the squad he has? i feel we have chucked away maybe 8 points for sure at home because of bad set up and tactical decisions made by our manager, we should be virtually safe now, he has to shoulder plenty of the blame imo.


    Mar 10, 2018 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Beefman13 : I could not disagree with you more, Benitez has had his hands tied behind his back and has done his best if the Pith poor Owner we have had to endure since his short time with us ! If the players on his list of transfers had of been signed and the club had given money out instead of penny pinching! Benitez would of had us sorted and more than likely in a fast top ten place and safe by now . Benitez is the only Class Act at the club right now and does not deserve to be criticised in about tactics in any way shape or form ! You would sack him and have us appoint? Who exactly in his place? Be careful what you wish for!


    Mar 10, 2018 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #9

    Mitro got 2 more today, fatty will be rubbing his hands thinking of fee he will get in summer on top of t.v. money. As long as he can milk the club there will be no sale. Anything that is up for sale for 10 years or more & had no takers is not for sale at true value. Be prepared for same smoke & mirror fiasco all summer, might even be a promotion on early season ticket purchase, that’s the only thing that runs to form


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