Date: 27th August 2018 at 5:30pm
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Chronicle journalist Mark Douglas took to Twitter yesterday to start a debate on the merits of selling Aleksandar Mitrovic to Fulham after his brace for the Cottagers against Burnley yesterday.

The reporter thinks the Serbian’s sale could be an error in judgement by Rafa Benitez:

Some fans agreed with Douglas that the manager should have given the 23-year-old another chance:

Other supporters believe that Mitro just wasn’t a good fit for Rafa’s tactics:

Personally, I would have loved to have seen Mitrovic offered another go this season. He was flying high after scoring 12 goals in the Championship last campaign.

While his heart may have been set on a £27m switch to London, if the manager had told him that he wanted to give him one more shot, there was a possibility he could have stayed.

Of course, we are only three games into the new season, and while scoring three goals is a good start, there’s no guarantee he will continue in this great vein of form. Still, it would have been interesting to see how a high-in-confidence Mitrovic would have fared this season at St James’ Park.

Was it a mistake to let Mitro go? Let me know in the poll:

 

One Reply to “‘Another gem that got away’ – These Newcastle Fans Wish Rafa Had Given £27m Target Man Another Chance”

  • Excuses, excuses , ” won’t fit in Rafa’s system” , ” won’t carry on scoring goals” what a load of old tosh. No one has scored more goals them Mitrovic this calendar year. That goes for all four divisions. He’s at a great club playing with a young vibrant team and he loves it at Fulham. Get over it lads and move on. COME ON YOU WHITES

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