Report Newcastle Ready To Bid €18M For Aleksandar Mitrovic

20 year-old Aleksandar Mitrovic has been watched by Newcastle all season and the 20 year-old Serbian International had an excellent season for Anderlecht scoring 28 goals in 51 total appearances, but Newcastle have yet to bid for the striker.

Swansea recently came after the 13 times capped International and bid a very decent £10.5M (€15M)for the player, even though his club had said he was not for sale and he staying at Anderlecht.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic – Newcastle to bid €18M (£12.6M)?

There were reports over the last few weeks that Newcastle had decided not to go after the Serbian International because of character issues – but that’s was probably a false report and it seems Newcastle have Charlie Austin and Bas Dost as their two top striker targets.

But there’s a new report in hln.be in Belgium today that says that both Benfica and Porto are also interested in the striker and that there are many good clubs interested in signing him this summer.

And it goes on to say that Newcastle are expected to bid up to €18M (£12.6M) for the player.

That’s an improved bid from Newcastle after the Swansea bid of €15M (£10.5M) was considered too low bu his Belgium club.

The report suggests that he may prefer Benfica, but that the famous Portuguese club don’t have the funds that Newcastle do to both to meet the transfer fee and also the wages that Aleksandar would want to move from Belgium.

Newcastle have the money – but we are a bit like Scrooge and it still looks like we don’t like spending it – well – not too much of it anyway.

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