Aleksandar Mitrovic is over in Russia at the moment, fulfilling his dream of playing for Serbia in a World Cup finals.

Undisputed first choice for his country, the striker has of course been anything but for Rafa Benitez.

Indeed, it is now 13 months since Mitro started a game for NUFC.

On Thursday afternoon, Sky Sports claim to have revealed the asking price Newcastle are asking for Aleksandar Mitrovic before they allow him to leave this summer.

The figure they say is £20m before Mike Ashley will agree to part with the forward.

This figure has been speculated a lot since the season ended.

So it is tricky to know whether this is simply a recycling of that speculation or whether Mike Ashley is getting his Sky Sports mates to advertise the asking price.

Either way, this summer surely has to be when club and player go their separate ways, as Rafa clearly has no intention of playing him.

Sky Sports:

‘Newcastle are prepared to sell Aleksandar Mitrovic this summer and want £20m for the striker, according to Sky sources.

Mitrovic spent the second half of last season on loan at Fulham and scored 12 goals in 20 matches as they secured promotion to the Premier League via the Sky Bet Championship play-offs.

The 23-year-old, who is currently preparing for the World Cup with Serbia, has two years remaining on his contract at St James’ Park.

Mitrovic joined Newcastle from Anderlecht in 2015 after scoring 44 goals in 90 appearances for the Belgian side.

He has since struggled for the same consistency with the Magpies, netting only 17 times in 72 appearances for the club.

Mitrovic was allowed to join Fulham in January after falling down the pecking order under Rafa Benitez, with Dwight Gayle, Joselu and Ayoze Perez among the names preferred in attack.’



  • TheNutJob

    Fatty`s trying to rope a dope
    😂😂😂
    £5m a year x 4, gives Rafa his budget £5m

  • Paul Patterson

    It’s how much the replacement is going to be that bothers me. .

    • TheNutJob

      £5m

      • Wezza147

        There won’t be one.

        • TheNutJob

          you could be right, i was being optimistic

  • Tino11

    Given his age and the way the prices have gone, especially in the EPL, I think we should ask for 25 million, regardless of whether he is worth it or not.

  • panther

    so he wants 20 for a player who will never play for us again, and replaced him last year for 5?I give up, im gonna start watching NHL

    • Paul Patterson

      The £20m player moved and did well, the £5m player didn’t..

      • panther

        Signed the replacement with no idea how mitro would do

    • Wezza147

      Just a rotten regime!
      We have a puppet secretary running the club using IPhone Facetime to do conference calls to MA on the daily.
      I’ve said it before that football is not the priority for this regime, money is. Football is just secondary, it doesn’t matter to them. It matters to us though!

  • Lostprofit DBC

    He has never been given a run in the team, as afforded to Joselu or Gayle. Nor has he teamed up with the effective team that ended the season. Considering the price of replacements are we making a blunder?

    • Wezza147

      Probably. I can only assume maybe there was something there that Rafa doesn’t like or maybe his attitude. He has been sent off a few times and cost us a game or two. Maybe there is no trust there.. BUT… Shelvey has as well and Rafa has turned Shelvey into a really good player now so why can’t it be the same for Mitro? Maybe he will be back for pre season training (after a world cup break) and see what happens. Maybe he will show good attitude in the friendlies. Hell, then he will be hailed as like a new signing!!

      as for the Hoss… I really think he can be the next Shola Amoebi. (sarcasm)

      • TheNutJob

        he`s not as good as Shola

    • Jonathan Gibson

      No, hes utter garbage, snap hand off for £20m, proven useless in premier

      • Mrkgw

        Proven useless in the Premier? How exactly, given that he scored goals during his debut season. Check your facts.

        • Jonathan Gibson

          I dont need to look at stats etc, i actually go to watch my team home, away, friendlies etc, watch with own eyes, hes garbage, carthorse…

          • Mrkgw

            I’ve seen him too and he needed games in order to gain form and momentum. He’s going well right now, for a carthorse at least.

  • TheNutJob

    i see Fulham have bid for Ayew at Swansea, they may think £20m for Mitro`s to expensive & Ayew would cost them half that.

    • Rich Lawson

      On the other hand,Mitro’ has done the biz for them and it would be a nice gesture from the owner to the manager/fans to keep him ? (A bit like Kenedy with ourselves,lol.)

      • TheNutJob

        you still have to take in that they are looking to pay £10m for a striker from Swansea, will they spend £30m on two forwards ?

        • Rich Lawson

          Seems cheap to be honest,but I don’t know what budget the new boys have got ? They’ve been lower league for a while and seem ambitious,I think if they don’t want to go straight back down they have to splash the cash ?

  • Rich Lawson

    Given his current form and possibly a good world cup seems cheap,Fulham’s owner can well afford it,(I’m buying Wembley,me) but get the whole fee upfront and give it to Rafa.It might actually be in Fulham’s favour to get a a deal done now before a further goal feast over the next few weeks drives the price up further ?

    • Paul Patterson

      Ashley would allow that. £20m now or £30m+ in a couple of weeks? He’ll just sit it out . .

  • 1957

    Ashley will hold on until after the world cup, where two or three goals will add £5m or so to the £20m. If he doesn’t score no harm done Ashley will just ask for the £20m… or the next manager might want to keep him if Benitez decides to sacrifice £6m on a matter of principle

  • mentalman

    we’ll never get it, Mitro is another player at the club who has no future at the club under rafa and we are desperate to get the wage off the bill, he’ll probably go for about 10million

  • Mrkgw

    Anyone wanting to see the back of Mitro needs a reality check as this regime are asset stripping with a replacement probably unlikely to come through the doors. ASHLEY OUT!

    • Jonathan Gibson

      Nobody likes ashley, fair enough but if you look at 2008 squad, only two players at best would make current starting 11. Owen and possibly enrique. Hardly asset stripping, barely anyone has been sold to go onto to be a world beater, carroll, wilandum, sissoko etc, great buisness

      • Mrkgw

        Carroll did ok albeit, granted he is constantly injured. As a player though, when fit he is a goal threat. Wijnaldum, he has hardly failed at Liverpool. Sissoko however, have to agree on thst one.

      • Big Hairy Man

        Great business for fatty. Not for the manager.

  • pedrodelgardo

    I am a little suprised to see Newcastle United FC using Sky Sports to sell their players, maybe just maybe, this is a crock.

  • TheFatController

    Why would we set a price before the World Cup? Surely after…

    • Mrkgw

      Well, its kicked off for the World Cup – may as well wait until the tournament finishes now. Nothing to lose.

      • TheFatController

        Get him in that massive shop window. Just behind the trainers next to the ‘Was £80 now £20’ Lonsdale Hoodies …

    • Dillon Tovak

      I suppose you could argue that then they can charge more if he has a great WC?

  • Mxpx

    We want less for mitrovic than Sissoko?

    • gold coast mag

      it doesn’t make any sense does it?

      • Vodkamagpie

        Was mitrovic man of the match in euro 2016 final

        • gold coast mag

          No, it was Portugal’s Pepe- however Sissoko had a great tournament which is why he was sold for so much- has under achieved at spurs and struggles to get a start

          • Vodkamagpie

            He did have a good final tho, let’s hope mitrovic will be a similar situation

        • Mxpx

          Has Sissoko had a good game since ?

          • Vodkamagpie

            No, 30mil is a dream come true