Former Newcastle forward Aleksandar Mitrovic has defended owner Mike Ashley and expects more new signings before the transfer window closes. Mitrovic, 24, moved to St James’ Park from Anderlecht in the summer of 2015 and scored 17 goals from 72 appearances in all competitions before switching to Fulham on loan in January 2018.
The Serbia international then penned a permanent deal at Craven Cottage but could not prevent the west Londoners from slipping into the Championship last season. He has opted to remain with the Cottagers to try to help them bounce straight back up but has been speaking of his time with the Magpies and it seems as though he has bucked the trend of animosity towards the 54-year-old Sports Direct billionaire.
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“I understand why some people in Newcastle don’t like him but I had a really good relationship with him,” he told Talksport. “He was good to me and although I didn’t see him a lot he is a good guy. “I think he will invest money now.
He buys now a player for £40million from Hoffenheim but I think he is a little bit more careful than the other owners. “I think he has made some good signings and some good deals for Newcastle and I don’t know what will happen but I think if he wants to sell and the fans want him to go.”