With Newcastle being linked with 27 year-old Porto center-back Rolando a few days ago, we ‘ve looked at some young center-backs who could be good buys right now for Newcastle.
Alexander Milosevic – 21 year-old Swedish center-back of Serbian heritage
This is another article in our series of looking at some good young players who Newcastle may be wanting to sign now. or some time in the future, but we have no evidence that Newcastle are currently interested in any of these players.
Alexander Milosevic turned 21 in January, but he has already played for all the Swedish Youth sides, and has one appearance for the full National side.
Alexander was born in the Stockholm area of Rissne, and he played for Swedish club Vasalunds IF, before joining AIK two years ago, and he is a powerfully built 6’3″ center back.
Alexander is of Serbian heritage, with his father Goran immigrating from Serbia, and his mother being Swedish with some Finnish roots.
Alexander has played over 50 times for Swedish club AIK, and he has been watched by Arsenal, Celtic and Liverpool, and Arsenal were interested in signing him two years ago before he finally moved to Stockholm club AIK.
Last year German club Werder Bremen were said to be interested in signing this youngster.
Last season Alexander broke his foot and missed some of the season, and Erik Hamrén, the Swedish manager, said in January that the 21 year-old would have been part of the senior squad for friendlies with Qatar and Bahrain, had he not been out injured.
The 21 year-old can also play at full-back, and he is valued on transfermarkt.com at around €1M, although he’s probably worth more than that.
But for that money he could be a decent buy for Newcastle, and given time to come through the ranks, with Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Yanga-Mbiwa fighting it out next season for the two center-back berths on Tyneside.
Watch Milosevic score a 40 yard goal.
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