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 – 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.