The 20-year-old Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic was watched by Newcastle scouts on Tuesday night in the 1-1 draw at Borussia Dortmund.
20 year-old Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic
But Mitrovic will not come cheaply with some top clubs said to be interested in signing the striker, who has been starring for Belgian club Anderlecht for the last couple of seasons, having scored 29 goals in 62 appearances.
The striker is valued at £10M, and that figure could go higher, but the signs are that Newcastle are lining up this young prolific striker as their number one target in January.
The Newcastle scouts would have been impressed with the Serbian striker’s performance on Tuesday night, with Mitrovic scoring a late equalizer after 84 minutes – and his 13th goal of the season.
Anderlecht didn’t have many chances but Aleksandar looked sharp when he did get a chance, and he had four shots at goal on the night.
Newcastle really do need to get an experienced striker in during the January transfer window, with both Emmanuel Riviere and particularly Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra not showing through at all, Newcastle need another striker.
Ferreyra doesn’t even regularly make the bench for Newcastle, while Manu has done well enough and he is still getting used to English football and he’s also had a few injuries.
With players taking time to settle in when they arrive in England – it would be good to get Aleksandar (or even another good striker) in during the January transfer, so he will hopefully be fully acclimatized by the beginning of next season.
He may even score some goals for us this season. 😀
Aleksandar is exactly the type of young player Newcastle should be trying to sign.
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