Newcastle Could Lose Out To Stoke For Striker Target

Newcastle have been linked with a number of strikers this summer,  and it seems Newcastle have zoned in on 20 year-old Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, and if the latest news is to be believed we are getting close to signing him.

Newcastle have also been linked with Charlie Austin, Bas Dost and Patrick Bamford,  the young 21 year-old Chelsea striker.

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Patrick Bamford – 21 year-old Chelsea striker

Newcastle want two strikers brought in this summer, so we cannot sign them all,  but news in London on web-site London24 that Stoke are moving in for Patrick Bamford.

They report that Stoke are now the club said to be in the lead and 6/4 favorites to sign the young Englishman, who could cost up to £10M.

Newcastle are third favorites at 5/1 with him staying at Chelsea for next season being listed at 4/1.

Newcastle were expected to bring in one experienced striker and one young striker this summer, but it looks like our number one target for a youngster – 20 year-old Mitrovic who we have been tracking all seasion – could end up on Tyneside.

Mitrovic certainly knows how to score goals and in the last two seasons at Anderlecht, the former Partizan striker has  scored 44 goals in 90 appearances for his club and looked particularly good in the Champions League.

It will be a bit of a coup if Lee Charnley can sign the Serbian International striker.

Newcastle will need a second striker brought in but will go for somebody older and more experienced than Bamford.

26 year-olds Charlie Austin of QPR and Bas Dost of Wolfsburg are two strikers still interesting Newcastle, although we keep hearing that Charlie may not want to move his family to Newcastle.

We’d be happy enough if we get Mitrovic in and keep Papiss Cisse at the club for next season.

What do you think?

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