Aleksandar Mitrović has been awarded the Championship player of the month award for March, but Newcastle fans are not exactly desperate for his return.
Not too long ago, Newcastle fans were starting to seriously question a major Rafael Benitez decision for the first time since his arrival on Tyneside.
Why on Earth would he loan out Mitrović and bring in an injured Leicester outcast in Islam Slimani?
Mitrović has scored nine times for Fulham since the move, not only prompting those questions of Benitez but also earning him March’s player of the month award.
Despite Slimani failing to make an impact due to a thigh injury, no one is asking those questions anymore, as the Magpies have picked up 13 points in their last six matches.
Benitez clearly does not think the Serbian international can excel under his system and guidance, and fans are starting to agree with the boss, now hoping his successful loan spell simply puts a few more zeros on his price tag.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
He’s found his level
— Fordy (@FordyTheGeordie) April 6, 2018
Swap him for Sessegnon and Cairney ?
— G Mac #AshleyOut (@Supermactoon) April 6, 2018
Key word here is Championship.
— The Rogue One (@AdamGradwell) April 6, 2018
@rayjackson_59 more 0’s on his fee ??
— michael edmunds (@micked09) April 6, 2018
Just goes to show what you can do when you find your level ?
— Stephen Mcmahon (@SteveMc_64) April 6, 2018
And??? Championship player of the month. The man is a liability
— james buzzard (@buzzhawk81) April 6, 2018
Can only increase his value. A swap for either would suit me.
— JOP (@40yearsofhurt) April 6, 2018
He’s a good player but not in #NUFC style of play.
— Tony Armstrong (@tonyarmUK) April 6, 2018