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Bad News – Porto Match Newcastle’s Bid For Mitrovic

10:11 pm, Thursday, July 16th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 35 Comments

There was some bad news being reported on TuttoMercatoWeb (TMW) tonight that FC Porto – which  is one of the preferred clubs of  Aleksandar Mitrovic,  along with Roma, have bid the full €18M for the 20 year-old striker.

That matches the bid Newcastle put in last week, and TMW are reporting the news because Roma are also interested in the striker, but they were unwilling to bid what Anderlecht wanted for the striker, and their number one target was Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko.

aleksandar mitrovic in pink


If this news is accurate it means that Anderlecht could accept the Porto bid and probably Mitrovic would be willing to sign on at Porto but he would have to make another choice.

He will get more wages at Newcastle than Porto can afford, but he has always said he wants to play Champions league football – and Porto can provide that – Newcastle cannot.

And the wage package from Porto is likely to be less,  now that they have had to pay around €6M more then they wanted to pay for the striker.

We had covered a report in HLN in Belgium this morning that Newcastle were still negotiating with Aleksandar’s father, and the report indicated a breakthrough could be made in the next few days.

If this news in TMW is correct,  maybe that’s why Newcastle seem to have made their move for Charlie Austin,  with betting having been suspended by betting shops on Charlie joining Newcastle.

That followed lots of money being placed on Newcastle being the club he would join,  and the betting had him joining Newcastle at 1/10 odds-on before betting was stopped.

At least one journalist is saying it’s a done deal, after Mike Ashley agreed to pay out more than he wanted to for Austin, and was persuaded to do that by Steve McClaren.

If we get only one top striker in this summer and keep Papiss Cisse at the club,  and have Siem de Jong and Georginio Wijnaldum also in the side, we shouldn’t be too short of goals next season.

If Newcastle get two top strikers in, that’s when we think Papiss Cisse will be on his way out of Newcastle.

If this report is accurate it’s not good news for Newcastle’s efforts trying to sign the 20 year-old.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target




35 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    Ashley Out!

  • 2 ShirebrookToon // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    Penfold out!!!!

  • 3 Belfast // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    Danish blokes out!

  • 4 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:16 PM

    @Jib

    I like Berahino but I think we are out of his league now

    Would be a laugh on a night if you have any laughing gas haha

    @croftus

    Looks like the stats from that site about Balotelli were wrong haha

  • 5 Munster Mag // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:16 PM

    He can go and kiss his dads arse at this stage

  • 6 Belfast // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    He’ll probably be shit and we’ll sign him on loan next year.

  • 7 ShirebrookToon // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    We turned out attention back to Charlie Austin now that meetyabitch is taking the piss

  • 8 dok - the horrid colonial // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    think if he had a true players mentality, hed want to come here, and be part of something big… be part of what we can become… instead, go work on your tan, and paly in a sh!t league…

  • 9 Belfast // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    Austin is less risky to be honest. Should guarantee goals. Serbian bloke could be hit or miss.

  • 10 croftus5678 // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    @4 lee

    aye it happens bud lol.

  • 11 miggy // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    let him go hes obviuously holding out get austin and forget him simples

  • 12 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    We should just get Stevie Mac to give Jose a phone and tell him to buy Mitrovic and then loan him to us for a season or 2 for nout …..

  • 13 ToonDownSouth // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Agreed Belfast, far less of a risk. Austin would pretty much guarantee goals, at least against weaker opponents (though those were few and far between for us last year..)

  • 14 Polarboy // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    So TuttoMercatoWeb are saying the above and Sportitalia are saying he is poised to join us because he is sick of waiting around for Roma. Maybe Porto’s bid only came to light after Sportitalia wrote this story.

  • 15 GeordieTwo // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    We need more midfielders. I’m getting fed up waiting for us to sign them. How many MF’s do we have in the squad? 18? 20? It’s not nearly enough. Come on Lee pull your thumb out!

  • 16 GeordieTwo // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Nobody wants to come to us when better wages are available elsewhere. It’s as simple as that. Why would Austin or Mitrovic come to us if they can get 20 or 40K a week with another club?

  • 17 bobby mango // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Is it bad news? Pretty sure he won’t be coming and the way this has gone on I’d rather not have him.
    Much preferred the Austin option from the start and really hopeful that will come through

  • 18 murvar // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    Maybe the agent’s hoping the Porto story – which he may have planted – will prompt a bigger pay offer from us? Who knows what games are being played behind the scenes? We don’t – that’s for sure.

  • 19 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Love you 2 Bellyboy!

  • 20 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    GT…I think it’s a case of better football being available else where!

  • 21 GeordieTwo // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Let’s keep it real people. Don’t forget, we had the 15th best team in the Prem last season! And, in addition we have Mike and Lee!!!!…….Have they ever disappointed us?? Errrr let me re-phrase that, will they continue to disappoint us? Oh, hmmmm, all right then, we’ve also got Schteve!!!

  • 22 GeordieTwo // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    That as well jesper mate. Other clubs actually follow up statements of ambition with action that shows it to be real. Mike has a different approach. Some would call it outright lying.

  • 23 GeordieTwo // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Why is Cabella not on tour in the US by the way?

  • 24 GeordieTwo // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:59 PM

    Should read 20-40K a week more at another club @16.

  • 25 Graeme // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:59 PM

    G2 – Cabella chipped his nail varnish mate – dont be harsh!!

  • 26 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 16, 2015 at 10:59 PM

    GT…with what we have done so far this window I wouldn’t go ad far to say we are showing ambition! That we want to win something…

  • 27 GeordieTwo // Jul 16, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Desperately need a CB? Sign a MF. Need a striker? Pass out rumours and sign nobody. How many more ways can you spell BOLLOCKS?

  • 28 dok - the horrid colonial // Jul 16, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    cabella isn’t on the us tour because his hairdresser fcuked up his coif… its a flattop now

  • 29 mickalfas // Jul 16, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    Sign Austin now,offer Mitrovic another £10k a week ,on the last day of the window fcuk him off

  • 30 Jail for Ashley // Jul 16, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    ToonDownSouth
    Very nice welcome back., long time no see. Not to be confused with tads and DEFINITELY not TDSarf !

  • 31 GeordieTwo // Jul 16, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    Exactly jesper mate. Mike has no ambition whatsoever other than to stay in the Prem (anything above 18th will do in other words) and collect the lovely dosh.

  • 32 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 16, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    GT…a third of those players on the tour should have been moved on and new players added!

    …pointless spending pre-season on players who shouldn’t be there.

  • 33 CAC // Jul 16, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    Not unexpected. Feels like he doesn’t want to be here. I’d go full ahead for Austin. Be very happy with him.

  • 34 looneytoon89 // Jul 16, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    This is being dragged out now , he doesn’t want to join us that’s fine. If he thinks he’s above the level we play at (he’s not btw), again that’s fine just simply move on and sign someone else. I’d prefer someone like javier Hernandez anyway but that’s just me.

  • 35 Sav // Jul 17, 2015 at 1:01 AM

    I predict Perez will get more goals than de Jong this year.




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