For the first time, Aleksandar Mitrovic has indicated that his time at Newcastle United may be up.
The striker was speaking in the aftermath of scoring a vital equaliser in the World Cup qualifier v Wales, the goal and draw being enough to ensure Serbia remain top of their group.
Asked about his club situation, Mitrovic said he was ‘very happy’ to have helped Newcastle get back to ‘where the club deserves to be’, with promotion to the Premier League secured.
The NUFC number 45 says that he has heard about interest from other clubs but for now he is putting it out of his mind to rest and then prepare for next season.
However, Mitro says that if the right offer comes in, which is good for both him and Newcastle ‘then we will speak about it’.
Mitrovic insists he is happy at St James Park but after getting only 11 Championship starts last season, it is clear that the former Anderlecht player doesn’t fit into Rafa’s plans next season.
Sunday’s goal was the forward’s seventh goal in his last seven internationals.
In contrast, he scored only four league goals for Newcastle in the Championship.
Whilst claims of Mike Ashley’s time at Newcastle potentially being at an end have circulated on Monday night, Aleksandar Mitrovic definitely looks on his way out.
“I’m very happy to help Newcastle back to the Premier League because that’s where the club deserves to be.
“I heard something about other clubs but for now I just want to rest. I need to prepare for next season.
“If some good offers for me – which are also good for the club – come in for me over the summer, then we will speak about it.
“If it doesn’t happen then I’m still a Newcastle United player, I have three years on my contract.
“So we have to speak to the club, to the manager and we will see.
“I’m happy there.
“We have a good team there and we are back in the Premier League but we have to see.”