Ligue 1 strugglers open talks with Aleksandar Mitrovic – RMC Sport
Reports from France on Monday afternoon that Aleksandar Mitrovic has opened talks on a move to Ligue 1.
RMC Sport say that the Newcastle striker’s agents are discussing a move with Bordeaux.
The French club finished in sixth place last season but are having a nightmare this time around.
Yoan Gouffran’s former club are currently 15th and only two points off second bottom.
Nicolas de Preville was bought in the summer for £7m from Lille to be the main striker but he has been a disaster so far, the centre-forward scoring only one league goal so far.
Mohamed Bouhafsi of RMC Sport says that Bordeaux are looking at a loan deal initially but don’t hold out much hope of signing Aleksandar Mitrovic permanently, as they believe any buyout option will be too rich for them.
The NUFC striker has played only 89 minutes of Premier League football across six short substitute appearances, the latest of those over four weeks ago when coming on late in the 3-2 home defeat to Leicester.
Rafa Benitez indicated that it was a ‘small back problem’ which ruled Mitrovic out of subsequent matches but the player himself told Serbian media two weeks ago that he has ‘never felt better’ when asked about his fitness
Aleksandar Mitrovic – 27 December 2017:
“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.
Mohamed Bouhafsi of RMC Sport today (8 January 2018):
“Ligue 1 side Bordeaux have opened talks with Serbian forward and Newcastle United player Aleksandar Mitrovic’s entourage.
“The Girondins are pessimistic about an eventual agreement because of how much a deal would cost.”
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