Aleksandar Mitrovic has been offered to West Ham according to reports in the past 48 hours.

The Newcastle United striker claimed to be of interest to the Hammers as they struggle for goals.

Only Huddersfield and West Brom, outside of the bottom three, have scored less than West Ham’s 14 goals.

Mitrovic of course scored in Newcastle’s 3-0 win over West Ham, his first sub appearance of the season as he rounded Joe Hart to put Newcastle three up, though he still had time to make contact with Lanzini and land himself a retrospective ban.

Since then he has only added five more substitute appearances, making it only 89 minutes of Premier League action for the Serbian striker.

So clearly he has to find a new club but the West Ham link hardly made sense.

If Mitrovic can’t get a game ahead of Joselu why would  West Ham see him as the answer, whilst why would Newcastle see it as the right move to help a relegation rival in any way?

National journalist Hugh Southon also runs the respected Claret & Hugh independent West Ham website and they have provided an update on the ‘Mitro for West Ham’ story.

They report:

And this morning a club insider revealed the striker’s name had not been discussed declaring: “This is the first anybody has heard of this (Mitrovic) one but of course it is no surprise – we’re at that time of the year again.”

For both player and club to go their separate ways, even if only temporarily on loan in January, Mitrovic surely will have to go to a club on the continent to start playing football again.

Whilst he has continued to be first choice for Serbia, it would hardly be the ideal World Cup preparation to play basically next to no first team football over the course of the entire season leading up to it.

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  • Paul Patterson

    If it were to happen (and it’s a massive if) then that would be undeniable proof that we are deliberately getting ourselves relegated.

  • Antenociticus

    Can’t see it, myself when they already have Arnautovic, Carrol amd Chicharito. Having said that there’s probably slightly more of a chance, now that Bilic (a Croatian) has left, that they’d sign a Serb.

  • cb_cb

    he;d be behind Chicharito, Sakho, Carroll, Antonio, and Ayew in a strikers role so highly unlikley

    • HarryHype59

      I wouldn’t mind a few of those at NUFC! Proves that WHU have a decentish side on paper!

  • Rich Lawson

    Straight swap for Carroll ? Thanks for another incitefull exclusive Graham ?

  • Peaky Magpie

    Won’t happen,Rafa won’t play him here so why would he when he’s the boss at The Olympic Stadium ??

    • mentalman

      why would he be boss at the olympic stadium, he has either already turned them down once this season as well as other season’s or they chose Mr Moyes over him.

      • Peaky Magpie

        He was about to take the West Ham job until Real Madrid came in at the 11th hour.The Baroness,Gold & Sullivan still hold him in high esteem and didn’t begrudge him the decision to return to Spain.I really don’t know if he’s been approached again this season yet but I also wouldn’t be surprised if Moyes is just on a short term contract after his debacle with the mackems.

        • mentalman

          Bilic has been on a sticky wicket since a couple of months after starting, if west ham were desperate for rafa and he wanted to go they would have gone for him when he was touting himself around to premier league clubs when he joined newcastle.

          Fast forward to this season why take a punt on Moyes whether on a short term contract or not to try and save you from relegation when you could get rafa for £4million, surely the compensation is a pittance to get rafa as your manager. This leads to 3 conclusions, West Ham weren’t willing to match his wages, they made him an offer and he turned it down or they picked Moyes over him

          • cb_cb

            word down here is he was one of a few approached who said they wouldn’t move until the end of the season. others were Mancini and Pellegrini. Hence Moyes contract having a “break” at the end of the season

          • mentalman

            they won’t attract either of those managers in the championship, as i said surely the 4million would have been worth it to get rafa.

            If rafa is so unhappy why would he wait until the end of the season

  • mentalman

    it would suit everyone if he moved abroad, i think he’s not suited to the prem and then there’d not be the comments that rafa couldn’t get him to play to the best of his ability

  • BillytheFish

    It’s Shelvey they are after….

    • cb_cb

      big West ham fan so could be something in it

    • Peaky Magpie

      You could be onto something there.

  • TheNutJob

    Fake News, i`m with peaky, why would Rafa want him at West Ham when he may be on his way there
    😂😂😂😂

  • TheNutJob

    Big Andy`s coming home to save the Toon

  • onetimeteacher

    Anyone who puts the word respected in front of Claret & Hugh is making things up. It’s Fake News people, FAKE NEWS.

  • HarryHype59

    Mitro will be loaned back to Anderlecht and NUFC will pay half his salary whilst on loan!