Newcastle Target Considering Which Club To Join


20 year-old Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is in demand this summer and at least two English clubs, Newcastle United and Swansea City are interested in signing him, although Anderlecht have made noises about the Serbian International striker wanting to stay in Belgium next season and stay with them.

Aleksandar Mitrovic

Aleksandar Mitrovic – father talking with agent

There is news today that his father is in talks with his agent Nenad Jestrovic about a possible summer move, with Newcastle having reportedly already put in a bid for the striker earlier this summer.

But it’s less than the £15M Anderlecht want for the player – which seems to be the modus operandi for Newcastle.

Why we can’t go in and bid £15M for Austin and £15M for Mitrovic and then try to reach an agreement for them we don’t know – but you can overdo thriftiness.

One of Newcastle’s difficulties in the transfer market is they are too thrifty – to an extreme.

It’s not like we are hard-up and spent a mountain of money on players in the last two transfer windows – we have plenty of cash sitting in the bank earning very low interest.

In other words it’s not doing much good for Newcastle sitting in the bank.

The report of his father meeting with his agent is on the Belgian web-site HLN.be, which have reported a few times this summer about Aleksandar, and broke the news a couple of weeks ago that both Benfica and Porto were interested in signing him.

His father and Nenad Jestrovic were said to have discussed various clubs that his young son could move to this summer – so lets hope Newcastle were (very) high on the list.

Mitrovic has had two great seasons in Belgium since he signed for Anderlecht from Partizan in the summer of 2013 for €5M (£3.5M), and he’s played 89 games with 43 goals and 11 assists for the Belgium club.

He would be a very good signing for Newcastle United.

Comments welcome.


59 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jul 3, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #1

    Bunga party

    Why not mate ??
    They have just had a bid of 12 mill turned down by Qpr. That could have easily been accepted.
    Same goes for a lot of teams now that have gone for the more European method of the manager just coaches and has no say on recruitment .
    Personally think it is wrong as the manager should have some input on who he has to work with, but that’s the nature of the beast nowadays

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 3, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Hibbit

    Honestly had no idea,mate. Not something i pay much attention to.

    Like i say, was just wondering.

    So basically, the club sent out an e-mail in his name, and didn’t even tell him? What a bunch of tw@s.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 3, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #3

    This has Bony…….Lacazette…….Aubameyang written all over it.
    Wont pay the price and he signs for someone else and is a hit. And we end up with the players of the calibre of Riviere !!

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  • banjax

    Jul 3, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #4

    Even if we just spent last yearsTV and nothing else, the transfer kitty would still be over £70 Million. So what is the problem Mike ?

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  • Klam3r

    Jul 3, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #5

    This is my personal top target. What a player he’ll be in a couple of years!

    Over to the board and actionable Charnley…

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  • mickalfas

    Jul 3, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #6

    For his age an absolute bargain !!

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jul 3, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #7

    @Jazzy P

    Its not a problem but I cant see why we have not bidded or signed players already if this is the model we are working with as well as Leicester !

    In January they said the coach would not have a say and then they were saying they want to wait for Mclaren to assess the targets is it just another stalling tactic then ?!

    Just sick of this fannying about by us

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 3, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #8

    jazzy

    the club could have been waiting for the manager to asses who we have before we buy

    it not what the club claim they do
    there is no reason why kids haven’t been bought in like the Spanish duo we were linked with

    wasn’t it part of the Wonga deal that they paid for a certain amount for a youth

    there is absolutely no reason why we haven’t been buying in some youth but apart from perez even that looks to have stopped

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  • nufc786

    Jul 3, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #9

    we might end up signing n’doye…

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  • Kris

    Jul 3, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #10

    Ince has just signed for Derby on a permanent contract.

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  • nufc786

    Jul 3, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #11

    I see Derby have agreed a deal for Tom Ince …

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jul 3, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #12

    So were we in for Ince and Derby beat us on personal terms?? That would be shocking if its true

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 3, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #13

    Tom Ince is off my list now.

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  • Kris

    Jul 3, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #14

    Reports that Marseille have rejected a Newcastle bid for Lemina. Tought to be in the region of 6 million euros.

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  • nufc786

    Jul 3, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #15

    Lee Charnleys Bunga Party

    Sky sports did say it was us and derby that showed any interest in signing Tom Ince

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 3, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #16

    Austin, Thauvin, Matip, Wijnaldum, Aymen, Van Ginkel, Dost, Cabaye, Caroll,Bamford, Ince.

    That’s my list. Now Ince is off.

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  • SuperShearer

    Jul 3, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #17

    I don’t get the hype around Ince. Isn’t he the same age as Sammy Ameobi and achieved just as little? If we miss out on him I’m not sure that’s a bad thing. Suspect we’re so desperate for a signing now we’ll take anyone.

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  • criticalsteve73

    Jul 3, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #18

    How is it everybody else can sign players and we have to have transfer target meetings surely this should have been done months ago every target is joining other teams were gonna end up with cast offs again If I was mclaren I’d be off wasting his time here should off stopped at Derby as they’ve got more chance in being in premier league next year, hate what this club is now no wonder nobody’s renewing season tickets

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 3, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #19

    Beermonkey

    The whole structure of our transfer system needs to be addressed as we all know.
    That goes from first team down to the accademy.hopefully the new backroom staff can take care of the flaws in our make up. But yet again this will ultimately go back to Charnley as he seems to have the final say it all matters nowadays

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 3, 2015 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #20

    I will b patient till July 20th. With my list.

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  • JDdubai

    Jul 3, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #21

    @16

    Think the only Cb we are after this year will be Matip, with Colo, Willo and Saylor all expiring next summer i think we will only get 1 in. Unless 2 of those are shipped out.

    Think we will only pay good money for 1 CF too, rather than Austin and Dost for example. If we are going with 1 up front then cant see us spending our meager resources on 2 15m strikers, until Cisse is off anyway and even then there is Riviere and Perez on the books.

    Austin, Thauvin, Van Ginkel, Matip id put my cash on, with maybe 1 other somewhere around the squad.

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  • JDdubai

    Jul 3, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Still think the best CB we could get would be Shawcross, exactly what we need, tough, captain material, takes no crap and can organise.

    Obvs we wouldnt pay what it would take to get him but nevertheless..and not even sure he would want to come actually.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 3, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #23

    SuperShearer
    Tom Ince scored 11 goals in 18 games under McClaren last season.

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  • Mag52

    Jul 3, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #24

    Mr.Tuff.

    Oops, didn’t mean to rile you Mr.T. I promise you I don’t wait until you post and then have a go. You don’t want to get paranoid. The simple fact is that I rarely read every post on every topic, and had the previous poster suggested something as silly as comparing the achievements ( and you did say achievements) between NUFC last season and the season to come as a way of comparing the coaching ability of AP and SM, I’d certainly have picked him up on it.

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  • nut meg

    Jul 3, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #25

    From what I’v seen of Ince I don’t think we’ve missed anything.Probably at his level in the Championship.

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 3, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #26

    jazzy

    not sure what charnley’s brief is regarding incoming players
    but it doesn’t look good

    would like to believe there is cash available but until we offload players I don’t think there is any wiggle room in our wage budget
    if this isn’t the case why the hold up in incoming players

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  • Sammmy

    Jul 3, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #27

    If we signed him i would actually scream with joy… but we’ll have to wait and see.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 3, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #28

    SuperShearer
    And Sammy and Obertan combined haven’t scored 11 goals in their whole careers.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 3, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #29

    DEAL DONE: Troy Deeney has signed a new 5-year contract at Watford.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 3, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #30

    We’ll only sign if 1 player gets offloaded. That’s my hunch.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 3, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #31

    Beermonkey

    There should be no hold up what so ever in transfers. Targets should have already been chosen and sort before the transfer window opens.
    Players we know that need to be shipped
    Out do not hold much commodity and thats where we are struggling.
    We could easily sell another 5 players which then means as well as out of contract players that have moved on we would need to buy in around 8-9 players.
    And quality players at that, not just sqaud numbers.
    There is no way the fat controller is gonna sanction a spend of around 100 mill

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 3, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #32

    mag52 – if you rarely read every post on every topic I’d suggest it’s dangerous ground to form the basis of having a pot shot at anyone.
    Someone else first broached the subject of King Percy – a few posts later I added my thoughts – then you’re straight in like a herd of elephants accusing me of having an obsession with King Percy.
    Man I hope you are never allowed to be a judge or a magistrate – everybody will be strung up.

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 3, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #33

    jazzy

    do u think they have miss led McLaren in anyway

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 3, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #34

    Mr Tubbs………………………………….OOT
    Penfold…………………………………….OOT
    Mahout with myopia……………………OOT
    Ian Toons multiples gang………………OOT

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Jul 3, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #35

    Mitrovic will go to spurs and Austin has been approached again by Leicester 13 million ( again ) but with also a 2.3 million add on leading to a total price of 15.3 million.

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Jul 3, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #36

    Newcastle have made no approach what so ever to any player we are ( supposedly ) linked with.

    Just thought I mention this before people get there hopes up.

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  • hibbit

    Jul 3, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #37

    you couldnt make it up ….thats what it looks like to me

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 3, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #38

    Anyway McClaren either clearly opted against Ince at this point in time or he couldn’t convince Carr and Charnley.

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  • JDdubai

    Jul 3, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #39

    Nezza @36

    Where is this info from? Im impressed you have the inside knowledge on our bids etc considering how secretive we are with all our deals.

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  • SuperShearer

    Jul 3, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #40

    @Sazzer….. But Ince scored those goals in The Championship…. have Obertan or Ameobi every played in that league? For all we know they might look like world-beaters when in the league. Ince didn’t exactly shine in the Premiership did he?

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