Newcastle will try to get £20M for Aleksandar Mitrovic this summer.
And that should be possible with the player having had a decent enough World Cup for Serbia, although they couldn’t progress to the knock-out rounds.
But that £20M could look to be a reasonable fee if Newcastle can bring in Liverpool striker Danny Ings for Mitrovic for only £9M from Liverpool.
That’s the fee being touted for the 25-year-old striker.
Rafa has been interested in the player for some time now, and he would be worth £9M to Newcastle.
He’s the type of player Rafa likes to have in the team – he’s keen, ambitious, works hard in training and wants to improve as a player.
25-year-old Danny Ings – could be an excellent signing for Newcastle
Liverpool will reluctantly let him leave this summer since the former Burnley and Bournemouth striker is keen to play more first-team football and he can do that at Newcastle.
We are hoping the club have already made a move for him, but Newcastle are notorious for moving at a snail’s pace for their transfer targets.
The club just don’t use enough initiative or urgency in their transfer dealings, and that’s an area that needs massive improvement if Rafa is to stay at the club after next summer.
Ings would be a popular signing, and for £9M in today’s crazy transfer market, he could be a bargain buy and less than half the price we are asking for Mitrovic.
Crystal Palace and his former club Burnley are also interested in signing the player.