Newcastle United are reported to be watching Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who is currently at top Belgium club Anderlecht.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – Newcastle interested
The 20 year-old 6’2″ striker was the player who scored the late equalizer for Anderlecht in last week’s Champions League group game at Arsenal – which ended 3-3.
The 20-year-old seems a natural goalscorer, and was at Belgrade clubs Teleoptik and Partizan before joining the Belgium club in the summer of 2013.
The transfer fee was €5M (£3.9M), which is Anderlecht’s record transfer fee.
Aleksandar has scored 11 goals in just 20 appearances for Anderlecht this season, and in his first full season in Belgium last term he
scored 16 goals in 39 appearances.
This is his fifth season and he already has 127 appearances with 52 goals.
Newcastle are short of at least one striker, having failed to bring in a top striker over the summer transfer window, and the club may now try to bring in a striker in the January transfer window.
Aleksandar Mitrovic has played for the Serbian U19 (13 appearances, 5 goals) and U21 sides (8 appearances, 6 goals), and he has 8 full caps for Serbia with one goal, after making his debut last year.
The lad is certainly the right age, and he only turned 20 in September, so he looks to have huge potential.
Here are his goals in Belgium last season.
What do you think?
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