Darren Bent has tipped Aleksandar Mitrovic for a move to a top club – suggesting he would be better suited at Chelsea than Manchester United.
The Fulham striker has been in lethal form for the newly-promoted side this season, scoring a staggering 11 goals in 15 Premier League appearances.
At 27, Mitrovic is entering the early years of his playing career and based on his current form there is a real argument to suggest he is capable of playing a big role for one of the biggest clubs in the game. Premier League.
And according to Bent, he’s certainly ready provided he joins the right team.
Asked if Mitrovic is ready for a big move, Bent told talkSPORT Drive: “I think he is. He scores a lot of goals for Serbia, I think he’s their top scorer all time.
“The one thing about Mitrovic is that if you bring him in, you have to play in a particular way.
“You have to give him service and get the ball into the box because that’s where he’s at his best.
“He goes through the defender, is very strong in the air, holds the ball but is not the fastest.
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“When you talk about putting him in a team like United, it’s a team that plays on the break, fast.
“Say you have [Marcus] Rashford and [Alejandro] Garnacho or Antony, they don’t try to cross the ball. Rashford looks to cut the left flank and punch, shoot.
“Mitrovic needs service and I think the way Manchester United play and break the rhythm, that might not suit him.
“With the way [Erik] Ten Hag is playing, will they go back to playing in some way with Mitrovic? Probably not, but he can play at the highest level.
Asked about Harry Kane, Bent replied: “He’s a bit more mobile than Mitrovic, isn’t he?
“He’s not the fastest player, but what Harry Kane does is get into those pockets and then get Rashford, Garnacho or Antony through.
“They are different strikers but Mitrovic surprised me. I thought he would score goals, but not at this rate.
“Managers will look at him and know he can score goals.”
Asked if he would be a good fit for Chelsea, Bent said: “When you look at their full-backs, like Reece James and Ben Chilwell and the way they throw crosses, he would thrive in that system.”
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