There’s a report in Belgium today that Newcastle now seem to be in pole position to sign Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, and that follows news last night in Italy that Newcastle have even agreed a €16M (£11.2M) fee for the 20 year-old striker.
Roma seems to be the striker’s preferred destination, but it seems they want Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko as their first choice.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – Newcastle getting close to deal
That report in Italy suggested that Aleksandar would even be traveling to Newcastle today to discuss the move, whereas a report in sudinfo.be today in Belgium suggests Newcastle are closing in on the striker, with FC Porto also very keen on the striker.
FC Porto are trying their best to persuade the 20 year-old Serbian International striker to join them, but the Portuguese club don’t seem to have the funds to meet the transfer fee Anderlecht want.
Newcastle do, and it even seems the Magpies may now be willing to shell out big fees this summer to get their transfer targets.
But Newcastle still have a job on their hands to persuade the youngster to join them – since he wants to play in the Champions League, if he does leave Anderlecht.
Mitrovic has been very impressive in Belgium, and last season he hit 28 goals in 51 appearances, and in the last two seasons, since signing on from Partizan, he has scored 44 goals in 90 total appearances – so he knows where the net is.
While at Partizan he scored 18 goals in 42 appearances, and he left the club when he was only 18.
The 6ft 3ins talented striker already has 13 full caps for Serbia.
He would be a terrific signing for Newcastle, if we can get this youngster on Tyneside, but it will not be easy.