If the Belgian press were to be believed a week or so ago, then Aleksandr Mitrovic is looking for a way out of Newcastle after Rafa Benitez revealed the Serbian striker didn’t fit into his tactics anymore.
Trying to keep his team the Premier League as best he can, the Spanish manager admitted focusing more on counter-attacking football, a style of play the target man is hardly suited for.
Mitrovic was said to be after a return to his former club, Anderlecht, but their financial situation would make that a very difficult transfer (even on a loan) to pull off, meaning he might have to look elsewhere.
According to Calciomercato, there is one team, this time in Italy, who would be prepared to save him from his Toon nightmare: Torino.
The Serie A outfit have been looking for an alternative to Andrea Belotti, with AS Roma loanee Umar Sadiq hardly featuring so far and likely to return to his parent club, and are ‘thinking about’ Mitrovic as the option to bolster their attack.
Furthermore, the 23-year-old would be able to link up with his compatriot Adem Ljajic and play under former Serbia manager Sinisa Mihajlovic.
This certainly makes a lot more sense than a return to Anderlecht.
One to keep an eye on over the coming weeks.