Newcastle still don’t have a deal in place to take Aleksandar Mitrovic to Fulham this summer.
The Northern Echo are reporting today that Newcastle want £20M for their striker, but Fulham are only willing to pay £16M for him.
But the heat will be on Fulham management to sign the striker because Mitro is already a fan favorite in London after scoring 12 goals in just 20 games last season for them and helping the Craven Cottage side get promoted.
Aleksandar Mitrovic after scoring for Fulham against Derby
However, Fulham could always go off and sing another top striker, and they seem to have started to do that.
Aleksandar Mitrovic just doesn’t fit into Rafa’s planes at the club and has not been used much over the last two seasons.
Newcastle are said to be refusing to budge on their £20M price, but one thing Newcastle have to do is to become more flexible with their transfers.
The club demonstrates in every transfer window how difficult it is for them to make deals – they are not good at it and always seem to move at a snail’s pace.
The possibility is that we may not do the deal with Fulham and that would be really embarrassing.
Why not split the difference and try to agree on a £18M deal – perhaps with some bonuses depending on how Mitro performance at Fulham.
Both sides have to give a little to get a deal.