Reports are out claiming that Aleksandar Mitrovic is up for Newcastle United’s derby today against Sunderland.
Mitrovic has quickly become a hero to Toon fans.
“Here it is like a religion to have a real No 9 strong striker, a box player, always in the box, give the ball, score goal,” he told the Mirror.
“This is the most special place for strikers to play. All strikers who score here are big players and they come after legends. It is an honour to be a striker here. I hope I have a lot of goals here to celebrate.
“I always look at those legends. Shearer is No1 here. Everyone was behind him. He did a lot for this club and this is how I want to play. Maybe one day I can become a legend. It is just beginning.
“I hope to meet him. He is my idol. I only came here two months ago, and I don’t want to leave soon, so it will happen.”