Newcastle fans want to give Mitrovic a second chance

Newcastle fans are starting to wonder if it’s a mistake to let Aleksandar Mitrovic leave, after the striker scored a hat trick on international duty with Serbia.

It seems to have been abundantly clear since January that Newcastle’s Mitrovic has no future on Tyneside, but that’s starting to look like a big mistake from Rafael Benitez.

The feisty striker is undoubtedly the most natural number nine in the Magpies’ current squad, but his work rate and attitude have been questioned on plenty of occasions, and he has seemingly been at odds with Benitez for quite some time.

The Spanish magician hasn’t done much wrong since taking over on Tyneside, but his January decision to send the striker on loan and bring in an injured Islam Slimani is starting to look more and more bizarre.

After grabbing 12 Championship goals with Fulham, Mitrovic scored a wonderful hat trick in his country’s 5-1 win over Bolivia on Saturday, and the third strike was really special.

That is now 24 goals in his last 26 games for club and country, and fans are starting to feel they could save a lot of money this summer by giving “Mitro” another chance.

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