Newcastle legend Rob Lee has given his verdict on the signing of Aleksandar Mitrovic.
The former United midfielder saying that the striker has to keep his feet on the ground as people talk of him as the new Alan Shearer.
Writing on Kicca, Rob Lee says that he would love to see Mitrovic knock in 20 goals next season but would then dread Mike Ashley cashing in on an ‘asset’ that could very quickly increase in value, if he shows he can do it in the Premier League.
“Everyone is saying that Newcastle United have signed the Serbian Shearer….well that’s some name to live up to.
“I hope this lad does go on to do great things at the club but you can’t expect him to fill Alan’s boots at just 20 years of age. I haven’t seen a lot of Mitrovic but he seems to have the physical attributes needed – he certainly looks big and strong.”
A level or two above:
“But the Premier League is definitely a level or two above the Belgian league so he’s going to find it tough going to start off with.
“For his sake I just hope he doesn’t get carried away with the Shearer comparisons just yet.”
Just as the fans get excited…:
“My biggest worry though, as always, is that this lad will knock in 20 goals a season and just as the fans get excited he will then be sold off.
“That is certainly the Newcastle way (under Mike Ashley) which is why they keep buying these young lads from overseas. They are more investments than players for the future.”