Newcastle's Serbian Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic Reportedly Offered to Ligue 1 Side for £16m
Newcastle United and Serbia forward Alexsandar Mitrovic has been offered to the French club Lyon at the price of £16m, reports from France are suggesting.
According to Foot Mercato, the 22-year-old could make the aforementioned move from Tyneside as Lyon attempt to sign players to replace those who have left in what appears to be a large exodus from the club.
Whether Mitrovic fits their needs and wants is another question however, with Lacazette scoring over 90 goals for Lyon in the past three years, they are desperate for a prolific goalscorer to replace him.
Mitrovic made only 11 Championship starts for Newcastle last season, scoring four goals, but for his native Serbia he continues to be first choice and over the last year has averaged an impressive goal-a-game ratio at international level.
It appears that Magpies manager Rafa Benitez does not foresee a strong future for Mitrovic at the Toon, and the sale of his team's number 45 could very well make way for another striker that the Spaniard may wish to bring in.
Mitrovic also seems to see his potential career at Newcastle in uncertain terms. Speaking in June this year, he said: