News in Belgium on hln.be that Newcastle have agreed a fee for Aleksandar Mitrovic and have offered a five year deal to the 20 year-old Serbian International striker.
They are not sure what the transfer fee is but think it is close to the €17M-€18M Anderlecht had wanted for their striker.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – close to signing five year deal
They report that according to the information they have, Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic will almost certainly sign a contract for five years at Newcastle.
The good news is that this publication has been first with most of the news about Newcastle going after Mitrovic and it looks like Newcastle have coughed up between £12M and £12.8M to get their man.
If thew deal goes through that would be the biggest fee Newcastle have paid under owner Mike Ashley and beats the £10.3 we paid to Deportivo for Coloccini back in August of 2008.
One of the big doubts we had about Mitrovic is that he has said more than once that he wants to play Champions League football, and he will not get that at Newcastle.
But if Lee Charnley can pull this deal off it will be coup for Newcastle and remember this lad is still only 20 years old.
The report suggests in the meeting that took place yesterday between his agents and Newcastle, the talks picked up some significant momentum, and their sources close to the deal even expect a signing this week.
Maybe Aleksandar could even be on the plane to the USA on Sunday?