Should Aleksandar Mitrovic leave Newcastle United?

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Newcastle United celebrates scoring his sides third goal with his Newcastle United team mates during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham...

Newcastle United striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has been linked a move to Brighton and Hove Albion in the January transfer window.

Georginio Wijnaldum (C) of Newcastle United celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mates Aleksandar Mitrovic (L) and Moussa Sissoko (R) during the Barclays Premier League...

Aleksandar Mitrovic is struggling for playing time at Newcastle United at the moment.

The 23-year-old striker has yet to start a match in the Premier League and has made just one substitute appearance in the league.

During the 2016-17 campaign, Mitrovic made only 11 starts in the Championship, scoring four goals and providing six assists in the process.

(L-R) Aleksandar Mitrovic, Georginio Wijnaldum and Jack Colback of Newcastle United look dejected as Wayne Rooney of Manchester United scores their first goal from the penalty spot during...

In his debut season in England in 2015-16, the Serbia international striker scored nine goals and provided four assists in 22 Premier League starts for Newcastle.

The 23-year-old is a very talented striker who is still quite young and can develop, but playing as a substitute and being just a squad player is not doing him any favour.

Mitrovic arrived at St. James’ Park from Anderlecht in the summer of 2015 for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £13 million.

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Serbia celebrates the victory after FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Serbia and Georgia at stadium Rajko Mitic on October 9, 2017 in Belgrade.

Although the youngster has yet to fully show what he is capable of at Newcastle, he is not going to do much if he does not get the chance.

With Serbia having qualified for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, Mitrovic needs playing time in order to be on top of his game next summer.

The 23-year-old is too good to be wasting himself on the substitutes’ bench, and if Brighton and Hove Albion, who want him in the January transfer window according to The Sun, guarantee him regular playing time, then he should not hesitate to switch clubs.

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