Sport Crystal Palace eye move for Aleksandar Mitrovic

00:51  17 april  2018
00:51  17 april  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Moyes reportedly scouted Mitrovic in Fulham clash

  Moyes reportedly scouted Mitrovic in Fulham clash On Wednesday, it was reported that West Ham manager David Moyes was in attendance for Fulham’s 2-0 win against Leeds United in the Championship. The Whites are in a good run of form, having gone 18 games unbeaten. It comes as no surprise to see clubs of West Ham’s prestige taking a closer look at some of the talent on show, with Slavisa Jokanovic’s men flying high. However, it was originally unclear as to who exactly Moyes was setting his sights on in Fulham’s win over Leeds. The Daily Mail report, though, that Moyes has been keeping a close eye on Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who is enjoying a fantastic spell on loan at Craven Cottage. Mitrovic found regular game time hard to come by under Rafa Benitez at Newcastle but has flourished in a Fulham shirt. In 11 Championship appearances, the Serbian international has netted eight goals. The Hammers have found goals hard to come by this season and a move for Mitrovic could aid them in their bid to fire on all cylinders once again.

Crystal Palace are lining up a summer move for Newcastle United striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, according to reports.

The Serbian star failed to earn the trust of Rafa Benitez at Newcastle, despite being somewhat of a fan favourite, and he was allowed to join Fulham on loan for the second half of the season.

He’s subsequently scored 10 goals in 14 games for The Cottagers and has been a driving force behind their push for promotion back to the Premier League.

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It looks like Newcastle will be willing to let the 23-year-old leave on a permanent deal in the summer as a number of clubs, including Crystal Palace, have been linked with moves for him.

Christian Benteke set to be fit for Brighton clash

  Christian Benteke set to be fit for Brighton clash Crystal Palace expect Christian Benteke to be fit for the massive home game with Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon, according to the Standard. However, there is no guarantee that Roy Hodgson will put the Belgian striker straight back into the first team as his form in front of goal was not good prior to him picking up a groin injury. With no recognised strikers available to him, Hodgson chose to use Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend as a forward duo in Palace’s 2-2 draw with Bournemouth and there’s every chance he could stick with that against the Seagulls. Palace are desperate for three points as they look to avoid relegation. They’re currently just three points, and one place, above the drop zone, but they could find in 18th place by kick-off in the Brighton game if Southampton can get three points against a dispirited Chelsea side. Whether he starts the game or is on the bench, having Benteke fit is a boost to Palace as they move into the business end of the season.

Palace’s issues in front of goal have been clear for all to see so it makes sense for Roy Hodgson to be looking for reinforcements and Mitrovic certainly fits the bill in terms of the profile of striker that Hodgson seemingly prefers.

West Ham, Burnley and Fulham have all been linked with moves for the Serbian star, so it will be far from easy for Palace to secure a deal if they do decide to make a move for him.

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