Why Aleksandar Mitrovic would be a great signing for Brighton and Hove Albion.

Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has been linked with a move to Chris Houghton’s club Brighton and Hove Albion but does the move make sense?

The Seagulls have started life in the Premier League in a better fashion than most outsiders were expecting.

Defensively, Brighton have been superb considering the players they’ve faced already this season, such as Alexis Sanchez, Kevin De Bruyne and last but certainly not least, Troy Deeney.

The boys from the south coast suffered a big blow as first choice striker Tomer Hemed was given a three-match ban after being found guilty of violent conduct during Brighton’s game against Newcastle United in late September.

The Israeli international has already served one match of his ban, watching Arsenal beat the Seagulls 2-0 at the Emirates from the side-lines.

Mitrovic has been known to have a so called “short fuse” in regards to his temper on and off the pitch. The Serbian hasn’t really got going yet at Newcastle, with Ayoze Perez being the favoured man to lead the Magpies’ front line.

“Mitro” is 6ft 2”and in my book he qualifies as an ‘aerial threat’. If crosses were to come into his path goals would flood in.

Mitrovic has scored 14 in 60 appearances for the Toon army, suggesting that he hasn’t shined in the north-east, and could maybe do with a move to the south coast.

The Serbian striker is only 23, and just 5 years ago he was named among the top ten talents under the age of 19 by a selection of UEFA reporters.

A move to Brighton would benefit the Serbian forward.

Written by @FWhiteSport

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