Newcastle should keep an eye on Serbia's Aleksandar Prijovic this summer

Serbia's forward Aleksandar Prijovic takes part in a training session at Serbia's natiopnal football team's base camp in Svetlogorsk, some 50 km north of Kaliningrad, on June 11, 2018,...

Newcastle United are in need of a striker and Serbia's Aleksandar Prijovic could be their answer.

Aleksandar Prijovic of Serbia competes for the ball with Jang Hyun-Soo of South Korea during the international friendly match between South Korea and Serbia at Ulsan World Cup Stadium on...

Newcastle United are in the market for a new striker after Leicester City's Islam Slimani failed to impress during his short stint on loan.

While the club's own striker Aleksandar Mitrovic impressed on loan at Fulham during the same time, grabbing 12 league goals and one assist to help the Cottagers return to the top flight, the future of the 23-year-old seems to lie away from Saint James' Park.

The Serbia international is set to lead the line for his country at the World Cup, but the Balkan side will also be relying on the services of PAOK Salonika striker Aleksandar Prijovic, as they attempt to book a spot in the round-of-16 in Group E - consisting of Costa Rica, Switzerland and Brazil.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (R) of Serbia celebrate scoring the goal with the Aleksandar Prijovic (L)during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Serbia and Wales at stadium Rajko Mitic  on...

Prijovic bagged 19 goals in 28 Greek Super League games last term, emerging as the highest goal-scorer, and he could prove to be a quality addition to Newcastle's striking department.

The 28-year-old former Northampton man is an aerial threat, a strong player capable of keeping possession and a great finisher, and could prove to be a success with the Magpies after his international teammate Mitrovic failed to live up to expectations.

Aleksandar Prijovic (R) of Serbia in action against David Khocholava (L) of Georgia during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Serbia and Georgia at stadium Rajko Mitic on October 9,...

Prijovic is in his prime and has acquired enough experience that could see him become a hit in the Premier League.

If he manages to outshine Mitrovic against the likes of Brazil and Switzerland in Russia, Newcastle should not hesitate to go all out for him, as he could finally be the solution to their striking shortcomings.

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