Juts like Newcastle signing top Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum yesterday will make it a bit easier to persuade Aleksandar Mitrovic to sign for us – then if we do manage to get the 20 year-old to sign for Newcastle – it will make it that much easier to then sign Charlie Austin.
The latest news on Mitrovic is that his parents are in Newcastle talking to club officials about the potential move of their son.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – Newcastle talking to parents about the move
Don’t forget the lad is still only 20, so it’s important that Newcastle show they will take care of him and that he has a great chance of being on the world stage playing in the Premier League – with the games being televised live around the world.
If we do get this youngster through the door, then that will be a shock to us first of all – we thought bigger clubs than Newcastle would be in for him.
But if he is signed – and that’s still an if – then it will make it easier to sign some of our other top targets like Charlie Austin, because it will show that Mike Ashley was serious when he said he would give some big money to Lee Charnley and the Board to bring in top players this summer.
That was after we only just survived the drop last season in that very last game – which would have been an absolute disaster for Newcastle United.
Charlie Austin has recently talked about a potential move, but is giving nothing away:
“What’s going on back at home is for other people to worry about,” “That’s for Les Ferdinand, Chris Ramsey, my agent and Tony Fernandes to sort out.¨
“For me, I’m here to get my head down and work as hard as I can, hopefully play in a couple of games whilst I’m out here and prepare for Charlton on the 8th.¨
“Until I’m told otherwise, I’m a QPR player and I’m preparing for the Championship next year, and if I’m told otherwise, then so be it.”
Newcastle have also been linked with 22 year-old Stuttgart center-back Antonio Rudiger, who has already played 6 times for Germany, and is one of the top youngsters playing in the Bundesliga.
Perhaps this 6ft 3ins defender is one of the players we are busy trying to sign right now?
Getting Mitrovic in shortly after Wijnaldum would also help to sell whatever season tickets are still available at the club.
The news in the Chronicle today is that Ashley has given £60M to the Newcastle Board to spend on players to improve the squad this summer.
Departures may also happen, but it looks like Newcastle are being sensible and want to get their top signings in before letting any players – maybe Cheick Tiote, Fab Coloccini and Haris Vukcic – leave the club.
Finally, Georginio Wijnaldum seems to have quickly become Newcastle’s main cheerleader and says that last season was disappointing but an exception and this season we have to qualify at least for the Europa League.