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Belgium Report – Newcastle Deal For Mitrovic Close

4:53 pm, Thursday, July 16th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 21 Comments

There is a report in in Belgium today that Newcastle are still negotiating for Aleksandar Mitrovic, but not with Anderlecht or his agent Pini Zahav, but with the guy who really matters – his father Ivica.

The report says Mitrovic’s agent wants the Newcastle deal for Aleksandar to go through (it’s a big pay-day for him), so he is only too willing to help Anderlecht get another striker in to help replace their 20 year-old top striker.


Aleksandar Mitrovic – deal in days for Newcastle?

This is some of the report today:

The negotiations between the father of Aleksandar and Newcastle continue. According to sources close to the case it can be done in the next few days.

Only when the Serbian is sold will Anderlecht think of adding somebody in addition to Ezekiel (note – a Nigerian striker they have signed in last couple of days)

Pini Zahavi, the agent of Mitrovic wants the deal to England to go through, and is pushing some strikers in the direction of Anderlecht.

He put Anderlecht on the track of Stefano Okaka of Sampdoria, and is now linked with Boca Junior striker Sergio Araujo, who last season scored 25 times for Las Palmas in the Spanish second division.

So Mitrovic is still in play for Newcastle, but his father said earlier in the week that he would not be rushed.

Ivica said this a couple of days ago to Het Nieuwsblad about the possible Newcastle move:

“There is nothing to it yet. To leave a big club like Anderlecht, all the pieces have to fit.” “But we are not rushed. The time will come for my son.”

With the news also breaking today that betting has been suspended on Newcastle signing Charlie Austin – if we can get Charlie through the door than that may convince Ivica that his son could be joining a club that could go places in the next couple of years.

That club is Newcastle United.

Comments welcome.

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

21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ~A Riviere of Goals~ // Jul 16, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Really excited right now

  • 2 LewSpi v2.0 // Jul 16, 2015 at 4:56 PM


  • 3 why oh why // Jul 16, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    If we manage to get this man + Charlie Austin and hopefully keep a very hungry cisse
    I for one will take my hat off to charnley
    Just show Ashley had no faith at all in par dump and charger pie eater

  • 4 why oh why // Jul 16, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    Betting on Austin suspended
    And looks like Mitty is coming

  • 5 ~Stone Cold Charlie Austin~ // Jul 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Its the end of the world.

  • 6 kevymartins // Jul 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    @our toon I do agree with you there mate we should be sorting out the defence first and I duno maby we could get him cheaper I’m not sure but If we did pay £15m I wouldn’t have a problem with it the club has been generating far more money from player sales tv rights and everything over all from what they have been spending in recent years. I’ll take either one Mitrovic or Austin hopefully this news puts pressure on Mitrovic to sign up who knows.

  • 7 optimistic prime // Jul 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    I’ll have to catch up on today’s crack.

    Austin and Mitrovich deals both close???

    Not sure about this, maybe the club creating whispers to force mitrovich hand.

    Can’t see us being after both, what next two CBS, like waiting for a bus 😉

  • 8 ~Stone Cold Charlie Austin~ // Jul 16, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Will there be any money left for the CB’s we need?

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Jul 16, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    Why on earth would you even think about having a problem with us paying over the odds for a player (s) we desperately need.

  • 10 Polarboy // Jul 16, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    @optimistic prime. I don’t see how wispers would effect the betting mate, large bets effect the betting, so unless Ashley has been placing large bets on Austin to us, there must be something to it other than our interference.

  • 11 Polarboy // Jul 16, 2015 at 5:05 PM


  • 12 lochinvar // Jul 16, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    Make it so
    Aye Captrain

  • 13 lochinvar // Jul 16, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    Aye Captain

  • 14 Malackay // Jul 16, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Polarboy – depending on the customers betting history/patterns you could probably get a max of £5-£50 on transfer markets with most bookies, they have seriously low “lay to lose” limits. They don’t take big bets on markets they know nothing about. There’s no margin in it for them.

  • 15 Polarboy // Jul 16, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Also a journo called Daniel Ainsworth is claiming it’s a done deal after McClaren managed to persuade Ashley that Austin was worth the money.

  • 16 Jib // Jul 16, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    You are right
    Here’s “you know who” – putting a lump on Charlie Austin.

  • 17 Polarboy // Jul 16, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    @Malackay. I don’t claim to know a lot about betting but the odds on players and where they end up do tend to be right more often than they are wrong.

  • 18 Malackay // Jul 16, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Polarboy – I don’t necessarily disagree with that (although not sure I agree either, depends whether you’re talking about when the market opens or when it closes), but bookies change their prices very quickly after a few mediocre bets.

    It’s not a case of them being in the know when they open a transfer betting market for a player, they would tend to be right before the market is suspended because betting activity has lead them there. i.e. joe public tends to know before they do, and this is why they won’t allow big bets on these types of markets because they get stung.

    As someone pointed out earlier, they are novelty markets used to get customers to open new accounts.

  • 19 WLtoon // Jul 16, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Interesting to see which player the fans would prefer if they could choose just one, Mitrovic or Austin.
    Id go for Austin, he,s proved he can do it in the EPL

  • 20 Derek // Jul 23, 2015 at 7:59 AM


  • 21 Derek // Jul 23, 2015 at 8:01 AM


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