Report: Malaga want Newcastle United’s Aleksandar Mitrovic

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring his goal during a pre-season friendly match between Bradford City and Newcastle United at Northern Commercials Stadium on...

Malaga are reportedly interested in signing Aleksandar Mitrovic from Newcastle United in the summer transfer window.

Malaga are interested in signing Aleksandar Mitrovic from Newcastle United in the summer transfer window, according to The Sun.

It has been reported by the British tabloid that the Spanish club want to secure the services of the Serbia international striker on a loan deal.

Newcastle, though, according to the report, would rather sell the 22-year-old on a permanent basis and get a transfer fee.

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring his goal during a pre-season friendly match between Bradford City and Newcastle United at Northern Commercials Stadium on...

Mitrovic has been on the books of Newcastle since the summer of 2015 when he joined from Belgian giants Anderlecht for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £13 million.

Much was expected of the 22-year-old striker when he arrived at St. James’ Park, but the youngster has failed to make a massive impact so far.

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Newcastle United during a pre-season friendly match between Bradford City and Newcastle United at Northern Commercials Stadium on July 26, 2017 in Bradford, England.

During the 2015-16 campaign, the Serbia international scored nine goals and provided four assists in 22 Premier League starts for Newcastle.

Mitrovic was able to make only 11 starts for the Magpies in the Championship last season, scoring four goals and providing six assists in the process.

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