Three reasons Leeds should make a January move for Aleksandar Mitrovic

According to reports in The Chronicle, Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez could be ready to offload Aleksandar Mitrovic during the January transfer window.

The Serbia international arrived at St James’ Park from Anderlecht in 2015 with a decent goalscoring record in Belgium and for his country, but his poor temperament has certainly overshadowed his spell with the Magpies.

The 23-year-old has already missed three of his club’s Premier League matches this season after he was retrospectively handed a three-match ban for elbowing West Ham United’s Manuel Lanzini.

The centre-forward is Rafa Benitez’s third-choice in that position right now – behind Joselu and Dwight Gayle – and he has played a total of just 30 minutes in the top flight this term, with his future looking to be in serious doubt in the New Year.

Meanwhile, after a promising start to their Championship campaign Leeds have lost six of their last eight league games, and manager Thomas Christiansen could look to strengthen his attacking options when the transfer window opens.

Here are three reasons the Yorkshire outfit should make a January move for Mitrovic…