Newcastle fans are reconsidering the futures of Islam Slimani and Aleksandar Mitrovic, after the Algerian international did a great Mitrovic impression on Saturday.
When Aleksandar Mitrovic was loaned out to Fulham in January, pretty much everyone in Newcastle knew why.
The Serbian striker certainly has talent, but his lack of discipline just could not be trusted, especially with a fight for Premier League survival to come.
Mitrovic showed exactly why that decision was taken in his side’s recent win over Millwall, and fans were certain his Newcastle career was over as he swung an elbow at Millwall’s Tim Cahill.
However, Islam Slimani was brought in as a January replacement for Mitrovic, and the towering Algerian could now miss the rest of the season after kicking out at West Brom’s Craig Dawson.
With Slimani brought in primarily due to the lack of trust in Mitrovic, fans are now leaning towards Mitrovic for who they want up front next season.
Both players now have question marks over their discipline and attitude, but only one of them is scoring goals.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
And the difference between Mitrovic and Slimani is……?
— David Moat (@DavidMoat) April 28, 2018
Ones scored 12 goals since January.
— Ash Sales (@ashsales22) April 28, 2018
Slimani doing his best to replicated Mitrović, don’t think he’s done his chances of a move to #nufc any favours.
— Brian Nufc (@Brian_NUFC) April 28, 2018
I don’t think Slimani has offered anything more than Mitrovic would have. I’m sure somewhere, there’s a good striker, but fortunately it won’t be at Newcastle.
— Tommy Strong (@strong_te) April 28, 2018
So it turns out that Slimani is just the Algerian Mitrovic… #NUFC
— Adam (@AdamLittle99) April 28, 2018
The decision to loan him out and bring in Slimani was understandable, but with the information we have now, Mitrovic should have another chance to prove himself.
— Andrew Lawes (@LawesDisorder) April 28, 2018
"Mitro's a liability, we need Slimani."
Mitro bangs in 13 goals in 13 games.
Slimani plays a game and a half and will probably be banned for the rest for the season.#NUFC 🤔
— BristolMagpie (@BristolMagpie) April 28, 2018
Slimani because Mitro would have scored in the game that donkey cant even pass a ball to a player
— TOON BARMY (@Aggaz82) April 29, 2018