The Newcastle United hitman is linked with another Premier League club.

The Sun reported on Sunday that Brighton & Hove Albion are interested in signing Newcastle United hitman Aleksandar Mitrovic.

The 23-year-old striker has only made one Premier League appearance for Newcastle since their return to the top flight after being given a three-match ban for elbowing West Ham United’s Manuel Lanzini back in August.

Mitrovic, a £13.5 million signing over two years ago, was eligible to start the Magpies’ 1-1 draw with Liverpool before the international break but Rafael Benitez did not name him in the matchday squad in what might be the source of the rumour.

There is no doubt that the Serbian has plenty of talent but he continues to divide fans of the St James’s Park club because of his behaviour.

As a result, some Newcastle supporters would not be against the prospect of seeing him leave the transfer window re-opens in January.

You can see why some United fans wouldn’t be keen on the idea.

He might well be Newcastle’s best striker as far as talent goes but time will tell whether he can displace Joselu – who scored against Liverpool – and begin playing regularly for Benitez again before January.

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