Are Newcastle making a mistake setting £20m price tag for Mitrovic?

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham celebrates at the final whistle during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final, second leg match between Fulham and Derby County at Craven Cottage on May...

Newcastle United are reportedly open to selling Aleksandar Mitrovic this summer and it would allegedly take around £20million to get him.

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Newcastle United arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James Park on December 9, 2017 in...

Newcastle United are willing to sanction the sale of Aleksandar Mitrovic for a fee in the region of £20 million this summer, Sky Sports reports.

The Serbian striker joined the club in 2015 from Anderlecht for a reported £13 million and is well liked by Magpies supporters for his work rate and attitude.

He was loaned out halfway through last season to Fulham, where he scored 12 goals in 17 Championship appearances. But the majority of Newcastle fans would like to see the 23-year-old given another chance at St. James' Park, now that he has had time to find his feet and some goal-scoring form in English football.

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St. James Park on August 26, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

With the news that Newcastle have set a £20 million asking price for the striker though, could they be acting a little hasty over someone who has a fair bit to offer?

Mitrovic was undeniably rash in his debut season in the Premier League, but the star is much better at channelling his aggressive style now, and he has finally got his eye in.

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Newcastle United reacts during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Watford at St. James Park on November 25, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

By naming his price tag, whatever you think of it, Newcastle are sending out the message that they would be happy to lose him ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Last term, Dwight Gayle did not really cut it, Islam Slimani has gone back to Leicester City and Ayoze Perez only came good towards the end. For Newcastle's sake, Mitrovic and his new found maturity have to be worth another punt.

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