Odds cut on Alexandar Mitrovic leaving Newcastle United; Crystal Palace narrow favourites

Newcastle United's Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates

The Serbian striker has struggled for game time under Rafael Benitez at Newcastle United.

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Newcastle United shoots at goal

Ladbrokes have slashed the odds on Aleksandar Mitrovic leaving Newcastle United at the end of the season to 6/4 with a number of Premier League clubs reportedly interested in his signature.

The 22-year-old striker has struggled to convince Rafael Benitez that he is worthy of a regular place in the starting line-up this season due to a rather unhelpful combination of missed chances and disciplinary concerns.

In fact, after he netted only his fourth goal of the season in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Wolves, Mitrovic was subbed at half-time with Benitez admitting that he was risking his side’s chances of victory by after picking up a booking in the first half.

Consequently, Ladbrokes believe there is a very real chance that he could be shipped out of St James’ come the end of the season with even his clear passion and adoration for the club failing to prevent a number of supporters from growing weary of his wasteful finishing.

The Daily Mail reported in December that Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace and Swansea City were interested in the £15 million frontman.

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Newcastle United (R) collides with Carl Ikeme of Wolves

Sam Allardyce’s side will need to turn around their dismal form in order to retain their Premier League status and increase their chances of bringing Mitrovic to Selhurst Park though Ladbrokes make them narrow favourites at 4/1.

Christian Benteke’s substandard recent form, plus a long-term injury to Conor Wickham, means The Eagles may be in the market for another striker in the summer.

Crystal Palace's Connor Wickham scores their first goal

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