Fulham and Wolves are two Premier League clubs who are already interested in signing Newcastle’s Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.
After scoring 12 goals for Fulham this year in just 20 appearances which allowed them to get promoted via the playoffs, Mitro scored a hat-trick for Serbia in their 5-1 win over Bolivia on Saturday.
Mitrovic is in red-hot scoring form and Newcastle will likely want to wait until after the World Cup has finished before letting Mitro leave Newcastle.
He was the striker who scored the vital goals for Serbia to help them qualify for the World Cup finals and he could have an excellent tournament in Russia.
Aleksandar Mitrovic in action last season against West Ham
The Mirror are reporting the Cottagers are preparing a bid to turn his loan deal into a permanent one.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) June 11, 2018
There is a chance that manager Benitez could change his mind on Mitrovic and keep him for another season on Tyneside but it looks like he is willing to sell him for a good price.
Newcastle initially wanted £20M for the striker but that could have already gone up to £30M and maybe could be more if he has a good World Cup and other clubs join in the bidding.
Aleksander is a good player and is still a big favorite on Tyneside but his style of play just doesn’t seem to fit with how Rafa wants Newcastle to play.
That’s unfortunate because the 23-year-old has shown when he gets the chance and the team plays to his strengths he will always score goals.
If we can get £30M for Mitro then Rafa will be pleased enough.