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Newcastle Target Considering Which Club To Join

2:42 pm, Friday, July 3rd, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 59 Comments

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, 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.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

59 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jazzyp // Jul 3, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    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

  • 2 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 3, 2015 at 2:46 PM


    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.

  • 3 jazzyp // Jul 3, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    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 !!

  • 4 banjax // Jul 3, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    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 ?

  • 5 Klam3r // Jul 3, 2015 at 2:57 PM

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

    Over to the board and actionable Charnley…

  • 6 mickalfas // Jul 3, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    For his age an absolute bargain !!

  • 7 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jul 3, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    @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

  • 8 beermonkey // Jul 3, 2015 at 3:09 PM


    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

  • 9 nufc786 // Jul 3, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    we might end up signing n’doye…

  • 10 Kris // Jul 3, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Ince has just signed for Derby on a permanent contract.

  • 11 nufc786 // Jul 3, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    I see Derby have agreed a deal for Tom Ince …

  • 12 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jul 3, 2015 at 3:21 PM

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

  • 13 will die for the toon army // Jul 3, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Tom Ince is off my list now.

  • 14 Kris // Jul 3, 2015 at 3:23 PM

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

  • 15 nufc786 // Jul 3, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Lee Charnleys Bunga Party

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

  • 16 will die for the toon army // Jul 3, 2015 at 3:30 PM

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

    That’s my list. Now Ince is off.

  • 17 SuperShearer // Jul 3, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    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.

  • 18 criticalsteve73 // Jul 3, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    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

  • 19 jazzyp // Jul 3, 2015 at 3:37 PM


    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

  • 20 will die for the toon army // Jul 3, 2015 at 3:40 PM

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

  • 21 JDdubai // Jul 3, 2015 at 3:46 PM


    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.

  • 22 JDdubai // Jul 3, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    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.

  • 23 Sazzer // Jul 3, 2015 at 3:55 PM

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

  • 24 Mag52 // Jul 3, 2015 at 3:59 PM


    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.

  • 25 nut meg // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:02 PM

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

  • 26 beermonkey // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:03 PM


    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

  • 27 Sammmy // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:06 PM

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

  • 28 Sazzer // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:12 PM

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

  • 29 Sazzer // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:13 PM

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

  • 30 ilovetoon8788 // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:16 PM

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

  • 31 jazzyp // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:20 PM


    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

  • 32 Mister Tuff // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    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.

  • 33 beermonkey // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:22 PM


    do u think they have miss led McLaren in anyway

  • 34 Mister Tuff // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:26 PM

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

  • 35 NezzaNUFC // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    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.

  • 36 NezzaNUFC // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    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.

  • 37 hibbit // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:30 PM

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

  • 38 Sazzer // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:33 PM

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

  • 39 JDdubai // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    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.

  • 40 SuperShearer // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    @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?

  • 41 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Imagine having Costa & Falcao in your team man for fcuks sake .

    Life’s not fair 🙁 .

  • 42 hibbit // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    sazzer…….. tom ince is a championship player who might come good and is better off staying / going to derby i see his dads hand in this good move for the lad we were never a choice

  • 43 will die for the toon army // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Falcao, Costa, Remy & Bamford. That is crazy. Those guys are goal scorers

  • 44 mickalfas // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Further to your earlier post ,I have to correct your spelling ,I think it’s spelt n’body sorry mate

  • 45 Jib // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    According to some press sources
    Liverpool actually approached the Toon about Balotelli.

  • 46 JDdubai // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:56 PM


    Cant believe Remy will stay there, in the runup to the Euros he will get sod all minutes. Same with Bamford but maybe he will be happy to be 3rd choice if Remy goes on loan.

    Ince would have been a squad player for us, no big loss as long as a Thauvin-level player comes in.

    I imagine liverpool will be desperate to get Balotelli off their wage bill, the guy is the most overrated player around today.

  • 47 will die for the toon army // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    It means Balotteri was willing to come to us.

  • 48 kilcline // Jul 3, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Is thuavin any good? Or just another cabella?

    Ince is a shame, I think him and Arrons in a 4 3 3 would have been dangerous, think he will be a good prem player at some point. We wrote off routledge and look how he turned out.

  • 49 Moonraker15 // Jul 3, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Reasons between the lines we ain’t signing anyone till Wally has tried out what he’s got! He’s toeing the line like Pardew.
    Can’t believe if they said, do you want Austin, that he would say wait till I’ve checked these lot out!
    Disappointed cos we have loads a money !

  • 50 Moonraker15 // Jul 3, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    * reading

  • 51 clinath@ed // Jul 3, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Commented the same only a week or so ago. Definitely taking his time over this, frustrating from a fan point of view but understandable.

  • 52 Moonraker15 // Jul 3, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    If Austin goes to Leicester I’m fcuk in finished with the tawts fcuk off Wally I’ve been patient for decades don’t give us more bullshit we want fcuk in signings not promises!

  • 53 Jib // Jul 3, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    Simple logic tells you that while McClaren has not even seen his sides play in a friendly yet , plunging into the market when he has 7 friendlies , and 4 premier league games to play before the widow shuts would be irresponsible .

    Until he has a good idea of weaknesses in the squad , he cannot use the database , in his head , of players he has had playing for him , and against his sides.

  • 54 bladeuser // Jul 3, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    go and f@@@ yourselves u r rotten to the core
    fans grow some f@#@#@# balls and stop paying your money to a business that could not give two shits about you or will u miss your pie and pint to much on match days
    U really r a sad f#@#@$$ lot

  • 55 Moonraker15 // Jul 3, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    simple logic tells you if your top goalscorer has 11 goals and is always either injured or away in Africa, you need to sign a goalscorer. This is a smokescreen, they all know where the weaknesses lie, as do you and I and most all of the fans!

    And if Wally doesn’t know we need a freakin centre back he shouldn’t be in football.

    Simple logic my arse it’s gross incompetence by an idiot called Charnley who couldn’t run a well stall.

  • 56 Moonraker15 // Jul 3, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    * welk

  • 57 Moonraker15 // Jul 3, 2015 at 10:28 PM


    Well we used to have Shearer and Ferdinand; even better !

  • 58 The overrated Frenchman // Jul 4, 2015 at 2:47 AM

    Moonraker15 @55 – I fully agree. And hasn’t the club gone to great lengths to point out that the “head coach” won’t be the driving force behind signings anyway?

  • 59 leonado_keng // Jul 4, 2015 at 5:04 AM

    Mike is so thrifty and how about your position was finished in five year. Perhaps, you will put a lot more money to persuade top player to join than you did, if you had player target you must compete you know “Mike”

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