Mitrovic relaxed over his Newcastle United future

Aleksandar Mitrovic is relaxed over his future at Newcastle United, claiming he is happy to stay although he would also be prepared to listen to offers.

The Serbia international joined the Magpies in the summer of 2015 in a £13million deal from Anderlecht, and scored nine goals in 34 Premier League appearances as he suffered relegation in his debut season in England. He had a similarly unspectacular return in the Championship, hitting four goals in 25 games as Newcastle topped the table last term.

Mitrovic remains under contract at St James’ Park until 2020, but it is understood that Rafael Benitez is prepared to offload him during the summer window. And whilst the 22-year-old insists he would be happy to lead the line for United as they return to the top-flight, he also admits that he would be willing to listen to any offers made from interested clubs.

“If some good offers for me, which are also good for the club, come in over the summer then we will speak about it,” he said. “If it doesn’t happen then I’m still a Newcastle United player. I have three years on my contract. So we have to speak to the club, to the manager [Rafael Benitez] and we will see. I heard something about other clubs but for now, I just want to prepare for next season.”

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