Newcastle desperately offer Mitrovic to clubs via agent – Reports
Newcastle United are desperately trying to find a club to take Aleksandar Mitrovic, according to claims on Saturday afternoon.
The striker only started 11 of 46 Championship matches last season but United are said to be optimistically looking to get their money back on the player.
Mitrovic cost around £14m and is one of the highest earners at the club, despite Rafa Benitez making clear he doesn’t think the Serbian striker has anything to offer in the Premier League.
Fanatik report that an agent has been engaged by Newcastle to try and shift the striker and has approached a number of Turkish clubs.
Fenerbahce are reported to be one of the clubs to have been contacted and told that Newcastle are looking for 15m euros (Approx £13.5m).
However, the Turkish media outlet says that Fenerbahce would want a loan arrangement first so they could have a look at the player before potentially buying him.
Mitrovic turns 23 in September and has managed only 13 league goals in 59 league appearances over the course of the past two years, including four goals in the English second tier.
Despite that he has remained in favour for his country, scoring seven goals in his last seven international appearances.
Earlier this month Mitrovic confirmed that he was aware of interest from other clubs and would be happy to consider moving on, if both he and Newcastle United were happy with a deal.
“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.”
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