Newcastle United striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has revealed that his future depends on where Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic is plying his trade next season.
The Serbian forward has been a revelation since his January loan switch to Craven Cottage and cannot stop scoring – in stark contrast to his form at St James’.
It’s perhaps then no surprise that the 23-year-old is keen to stay with the Championship outfit, who are vying for promotion to the Premier League.
Mitrovic has already totalled eight goals in 11 appearances during his loan stay in West London, quickly becoming a favourite of supporters at Craven Cottage.
As quoted in the Newcastle Chronicle, the striker gave an update on his intentions for next season and the possibility of remaining with Jokanovic’s side: “If there is any chance, I would love to come back here.
“I would love to stay but we have to finish the season well first, to be where we want to be and then there’s the World Cup.
“My agent will be working on all that.
“But, yes, I have a manager here who wants me — although maybe it all depends if Slavisa goes to Real Madrid…”
Football Insider verdict:
Mitrovic has made it pretty clear that he is enjoying his time at the Championship’s in-form side and should the Cottagers earn promotion to the top-flight, we can see this loan move made permanent. Newcastle should do everything they can to ensure they keep hold of him. The Magpies have been on the look-out for an out and out goalscorer and have been linked with Nicolai Jorgensen – but in the Serbian, they already have a proven striker. Benitez should offer Mitrovic a bigger role in the North East but we think he will be out of the club in the summer – and that can only be bad news.
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