Newcastle United striker hints at summer exit, Turkish champions interested in summer transfer
Newcastle United striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has hinted that he could be headed for a summer exit this summer.
Mitrovic revealed that he is happy at Newcastle but that if an offer comes in which is good for him and the club he will hold talks.
“If some good offers for me, which are also good for the club, come in 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,” Mitrovic was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“So we have to speak to the club, to the manager [Rafael Benitez] and we will see. I heard something about other clubs but for now, I just want to rest. I need to prepare for next season.”
The Serbian international has been closely linked with Turkish champions Besiktas.
The Mirror report that Newcastle will sell Mitrovic if they can get close to the £14 million spent on him in 2015.
Besiktas are however, keen on a loan move.
Fotospor recently reported that Besiktas club officials Ali Naibi and Umut Guner are set for talks with Newcastle United over the transfer of Mitrovic.
The Super Lig champions would be able to offer Champions League group stage football next season.
The Black Eagles are keen on a loan move for the 22-year-old striker who still has another three-years remaining on his contract.
Mitrovic has struggled for goals since joining the Magpies on a £15.7 million [Transfermarkt] move from Anderlecht in 2015.
The powerful striker has 15 goals in 50 appearances for the club in all competitions.