Crystal Palace are in need of attacking reinforcements this term and have been linked with the likes of West Brom's Jay Rodriguez (Sky Sports) and Borussia Dortmund's Andre Schurrle (Calcio Mercato), but should they be looking at Newcastle United's Aleksandar Mitrovic?
There's no doubting Wilfried Zaha carried Palace at times throughout the last campaign, with a return from injury sparking a mid-season resurgence, after a winless run under Frank de Boer.
Roy Hodgson can't afford to pit the club's hopes of survival all on the Ivorian next term, as a long-term injury could spark another turbulent period at Selhurst Park.
Mitrovic is likely to depart St James' Park this summer, as the Magpies look to make a new marquee signing up front, with Salomon Rondon (Chronicle Live) and Bas Dost (the Sun) high on Rafa Benitez's wish-list.
Newcastle's reluctance to give the striker a chance is a strange situation, given his return to form last term with Fulham - as he proved pivotal in securing promotion for the Cottagers - netting an impressive 12 goals in 20 games, in a season he described as "the best four months of my career" (Sky Sports).
The former Anderlecht man seems as though he is far better equipped to have a successful stint in England's top flight after regaining his confidence and eye for goal in the Championship, while also curbing his disciplinary issues, and paired along-side Zaha, Hodgson could have a lethal attacking duo.
Mitrovic's link-up play in the final third has been some of the finest in world football last term, and Zaha would certainly benefit from the extra space, as defenders look to stifle the Serbian's output.
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