Newcastle need to bring in one or two top strikers this summer, and it looks like we’ve been interested in
20-year-old Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic of Anderlecht for a while now, and he’s had a great season scoring 20 goals in 38 total games for his Belgian club.
20-year-old striker Aleksandar Mitrovic of Anderlecht
There is a report in the Chronicle today that this lad – who doesn’t turn 21 until September – is Newcastle’s top striker target this summer, but we will have competition from bigger, more successful and more ambitious clubs than Newcastle for his signature.
And it will not help if we finish down in 14th position in the Premier League this season.
Newcastle have watched this player all season, and there were reports about him last September being a top Newcastle target, and certainly he’s had a great season, and has starred in the Champions League.
Aleksandar is a physical type of player with good skills and the 6’3″ striker is thought to have all the physical capabilities to be a big success in the Premier League.
Newcastle are down to the bare bones in almost every position at the moment, and if Newcastle are really serious on the Serbian they will have to cough up £15M for him.
That’s a lot of money – especially for Mike Ashley, but Aleksandar could also be a great investment, because he can still improve once he starts playing in the Premier League.
This is probably one of the players John Carver mentioned as one of the top players Newcastle are after this summer, but we wonder if that’s just a PR thing – to keep Newcastle fans happy?
Mike Ashley has never paid out £15M for any player in the eight years he’s been owner at Newcastle – and we know he likes to make money but he doesn’t like to spend money.
It’s a long shot at best, that Newcastle will be able to beat other top clubs to the signature of a player who is still very young and already very good.
He has played 10 times for Serbia with one goal and in the last two seasons in Belgium, he’s scored 36 goals in 76 total appearances.
He would be a terrific signing – if we can get him.
What do you think?
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