Newcastle are close to a massive breakthrough in the transfer market today, with Georginio Wijnaldum traveling to Newcastle for a medical.
If he competes that successfully then he will sign along the dotted line, but the deal for Aleksandar Mitrovic is not too far behind with a report today on hln.be web-site that the deal could go through later today.
Georginio Wijnaldum – taking medical today
Newcastle will want both players on the plane to the USA on Sunday, and they seem to be going all out to get the deals done and dusted today.
If Georginio completes his medical, there is nothing stopping him signing the contract almost immediately since he has made it clear to his friend at Newcastle – Vurnon Anita – that he is (very) keen to join the Magpies.
And the latest news in Belgium is that Aleksandar Mitrovic’s agent Pini Zahavi is confident that not only is the deal going through, but that he expect the deal to be completed today.
This is what Zahavi has said:
“The formalization of the transfer will be made in the coming hours.” “Mitrovic and will sign a contract for five seasons for the former club of Philippe Albert.”
It’s also within Newcastle’s best interests to get both deals completed for around £12.5M each as soon as they can – with other big clubs still interested in both players.
Aleksandar Mitrovic looks good in black and white stripes
These are likely to be the two biggest deals of the summer for Newcastle and will be the hardest to pull off, as Steve McClaren had pointed out yesterday.
He said that players costing more than £10M are Champions League players and the bigger clubs are after them, and therefore Newcastle would face a lot more competition.
But if Newcastle can get these two players over the line they deserve great credit, and Lee Charnley will have shown he can get the big deals done for the club.
Newcastle fans have been waiting a long time this summer for the first deal to be completed, but these two players will have been well worth the wait.
And it will make other signings that much easier for Newcastle, with the club clearly showing they are serious about building up their team to challenge for a cup next season and finish in the top eight in the Premier League.
Hopefully this will turn out to be a very good day for Newcastle United Football club.