Aleksandar Mitrovic has confirmed that he is set to finally leave Newcastle United.
The striker has given an interview to Serbian media, saying how he has ‘patiently waited for the chance in recent months’ to play, but that with not a single Premier League start ‘it’s time for me to look out more for myself’.
The striker declares ‘I’m sorry, as after all I love Newcastle..”
Aleksandar Mitrovic was said to have a small back injury that was keeping him out of games until January.
Many Newcastle fans guessing this was simply to cut short the debate about whether he should be playing before a departure in January.
Mitro appearing to confirm that, as rather than having any injury problems, he states ‘I have never felt better. I’m physically in flawless form, I cannot wait to play’.
A solution does really have to be found as soon as possible, for Aleksandar Mitrovic to get on with his career elsewhere, and Rafa Benitez allowed to go out and bring in a strike rhe does want to play.
Aleksandar Mitrovic talking to Zurnal in Serbia:
“I patiently waited for the chance in recent months and I did not welcome it (not being given any starts in the Premier League).
“I’m sorry, as after all I love Newcastle, but…it’s time for me to look out more for myself, to find the best solution for my career.”
‘Do you feel a little tired?’
“No, on the contrary, I have never felt better,
“I’m physically in flawless form, I cannot wait to play.
“The most important thing is to find a club and finally get a chance on the pitch. I have not forgotten football, nor how to score goals. I earned much more (at Newcastle) but …
“I do not have much to look back on (and regret).
“I tried to be honest with myself and my teammates in every training sessionand match.
“And the fact that I did not get a chance is simply not down to me. Everyone knows that I was left in the dark.”
‘Do you know which club you will be with in January?’
“Not for now. There is no concrete offer.”
‘Do you stay in England?’
“I do not have a special desire (preference), the chances are I will leave (England).”
Is there a chance to return to Partizan?
“No, it’s an unrealistic story ..
“I think my arrival would be an expensive investment for Partizan. Totally unrealistic at this time.
“For my price, black and whites (Partizan) could cover reinforcements in several positions … For now that’s the situation, but you never know!”