Young Center-Back Already A Swedish International – Newcastle Interested?


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

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.

What do you think?

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288 comments so far

  • jeff

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #1

    He clearly plays in a league with absolutely terrible keeping. I guarantee I could have saved that goal and I’m a kid. A tall one though haha one of the tallest in the class.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #2

    I appreciate you taking your time to write these scouting articles Ed but its truly depressing knowing we wont sign any of these players. So perhaps give the idea a miss from now on?

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  • ToonDanno

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #3

    iPhone sorry guys. Hurry up and finish deal-Remy

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #4

    Does your IPhone randomly type Derek?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #5

    Jesper…”Derek” is now an ironic slang word in Newcastle for a deal, seeing how good Del boy was at pulling off deals.

    So then lads, what’s the Derek?

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  • viv

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #6

    Its not all bad news, Shola, Gosling and Williamson, look to be leaving so thats three more to join Perch and Simpson on their bikes. Free up some wages and bring in some proper players.

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  • geordie157

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #7

    well he’s good on FM13. thats all i know about him.

    If we sign a centre back can it be Harry Maguire from Sheff Utd, we can even loan him out for this season. I’m surprised no-one has come in for him yet.

    Byram from Leeds would be perfect as a young RB signing, who can also play right wing.

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  • Bring Back Laurent Robert

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #8

    Looks like a potential psycho and Serbs are tough – get him in, to replace the ponce Willo.

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  • sello

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #9

    I wish the club would use this blog, there is some pretty good info on players to be had.lol.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #10

    why do ppl type joke innear when its easier to type joe or jfk and it doesnt look wanky either

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #11

    Ibiza… 😀 My mood just lit up lol

    …where have you been mate? I t was been cryzy in here I had to vacan the premisis fro a while 😉

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #12

    We have a great derek to worry about.
    Derek me in this hand.
    Noel Edmonds to present “Derek or no Derek”

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #13

    why do ppl type joke innear when its easier to type joe or jfk and it doesnt look w@nky either

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #14

    *sorry about that mish mash of incoherent words B-)

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  • JSYproject

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #15

    Jeff that definitely wasn’t an easy save it only started veering left at the end

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  • jeff

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #16

    it has been a running trend on this blog wolfhead. Supposed to be amusing; I am not amused, neither is Joe F****n Kinnear

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #17

    TADS

    I don’t know of many 16 year olds that go out on loan for 3 or 4 years mate. There’s a balance between young players getting competitive football and getting coaching from us with our better players and ‘superior’ coaching facilities.

    Every player is different. It’s down to the club to judge the right time to send them out on loan. I don’t think they should go out on loan too often.

    We’ve got a squad of 26 over 21 players now, so clearly some of them will be sold or loaned out.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #18

    Jesper…Just been busy working mate. Have had a few glances at the blog, but thought against it as it seems with nothing to talk about it, the only sport to be had is to rip each other to shreds…and whilst there is sun and fun to be had…I’ll pass 🙂

    How about you, summer treating you well?

    Anyone had any joy finding any links for the friendly tonight? Be a shame to miss all the work that I’m sure has gone on so far this summer….

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #19

    Markaccus…That’s the stuff right there….”No Derek” *Crowd Cheers*.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #20

    I see we have a new fitness coach. That seems a positive, dare I say a step in the right direction?

    Is she highly rated? I know she worked with the English rugby team, but honestly, to me, that doesn’t mean much at all.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #21

    A 21 year old CB sounds good. Higher priorities to strengthen in the team and we’ve got 4 players who can do a job in the PL.

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  • NUFCarter

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #22

    Thank God or should i say thanks joe Kinnear.

    http://m.newcastleunited-mad.co.uk/news/800105

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  • chuck

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #23

    Perhaps you should decide if you want to remain as a blogmeister or become NUFC’s new scout Ed ?
    This scouting thing is getting old and more boring by the story.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #24

    Carter….Isn’t it the same thing?

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  • NUFCarter

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #25

    Ameobi to middlesborough?
    http://m.newcastleunited-mad.co.uk/news/800105

    Ibiza of course! He said so.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #26

    CARTER

    Kinnear is still a wanker

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  • jimmysmith

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #27

    The English Rugby Team, good grief, that bunch of gin soaked cauliflower eared mugs wouldn’t even recognize if they were injured. It would be more appropriate for them to hire a vet to do that job, so if that’s the case it’s by no means a glowing resume. None the less, I suppose we’ll give her the benefit of whatever slim doubt there might be.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #30

    TDS
    From previous
    You’ve clearly never seem the youngsters from man utd Chelsea or arsenal then
    They have constant loan periods what are they going to learn rotting in the reserve league exactly?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #31

    In the beginning Joe created….

    Actually, might drop this Joe before I cross dangerous boundaries…

    Jimmy…Why do I get an image of a vet leading Jonas out back with a shotgun in hand saying “now, let’s take a look at ya”?

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #32

    we’re not signing anyone this week people get over it

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  • NUFCarter

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #33

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/shane-ferguson-close-joining-birmingham-4922153

    I thought they were buying him? And surely this should be his break through season for NUFC.

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  • NUFCarter

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #34

    We have got too much friendlies to worry about transfers. 🙂

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 16, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #35

    TADS

    Some of them are out on loan and some of them aren’t. To be fair, our youngsters aren’t of the same class of theirs. It’s one thing haven’t a player out on loan in La Liga or a lower PL team, another thing having them out on loan in League One.

    I still don’t think there are many players who go out on loan for 3/4 seasons. That’s more than enough time to decide if they are good enough.

    I’d hardly say rotting in the reserves either. Some of the best youngsters will train with the first team regularly. There’s a hell of a lot that our youngsters can learn from training with internationals rather than League One plodders.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jul 16, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #36

    yes Ibiza, her methods well may be a little rustic, but perhaps as you point out, quite possibly for the best.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 16, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #37

    TDS
    I don’t see your point about league 1 when did I say they should be in league 1? They shouldn’t

    But couldn’t disagree more with, you actually think they will gain more training with our first team than getting actual playing time in competitive matches? I’m sorry but can’t agree with that at all

    There are plenty of players that go on loan for 3 seasons mate, plenty
    How many players break realistically into the first team at 19!

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 16, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #38

    Jimmysmith

    Your veiws on Rugby are outdated by quite some margin! At least 30 years 😀

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  • jimmysmith

    Jul 16, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #39

    Yes, you’re on to me!

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  • southafricantoon

    Jul 16, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #40

    So 5under1and is about to sign their 9th player… An italian internation £8.5 mil….. I just threw up in my mouth!

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