“One of Rafa’s mistakes”, “Better than what we have now” – Lots of NUFC fans debate 25 y/o

It is fair to say that Aleksandar Mitrovic’s spell in the north-east didn’t turn out as anticipated, but fans have recently debated whether the club was to get rid of the Serbia international.

The discussion was sparked by an article on The Chronicle, which reflected on his time at St. James’ Park, the relationship he had with the fans, as well as his acrimonious exit.

Mitrovic only scored 17 goals in 72 games for the club, hence Rafa Benitez’s decision to get rid of him, but as some fans point out below he would still be a better option than the current set of strikers.

Was selling Mitrovic a mistake?

Yes

Yes

No

No

The 25-year-old scored nine Premier League goals in 2015/16, a season the Magpies were relegated in, yet Joelinton, Dwight Gayle and Andy Carroll have managed just two league goals between them this campaign.

Despite that, many supporters still believe the club made the right decision to let him move to Fulham for £22m, as Salomon Rondon’s 11 goals and seven assists last term showed Benitez replaced him with a better forward.

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