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Aleksandar Mitrovic – All The Facts Plus Video Of His Goals

12:03 pm, Saturday, July 18th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 96 Comments

We published this article initially a week yesterday, when it looked like Newcastle would sign both Wijnaldum and Mitrovic – but we only signed the Dutch midfielder.

Now Mitrovic is reported by the Belgium press to be on his way to Newcastle and always assuming he passes his medical – he will become a Newcastle player today.

aleksandar mitrovic in pink

Aleksandar Mitrovic – 20 year-old Anderlecht striker

We also have a video showing his goals from last season.

Here are some facts about the 20 year-old:

  • Born in Smederevo, Yugoslavia 16th September, 1994
  • 6ft 2.5ins tall
  • Joined Partizan when very young and came through their Youth System
  • Played senior football for affiliated side Teleoptik in 2011–2112 season, scored 7 goals in 25 appearances
  • Signed first deal for Partizan in June, 2012 – a four year deal when he was just 17
  • At 18, Mitrovic was named one of the top 10 talents under age 19 in Europe by UEFA reporters
  • Made Partizan debut in Champions League qualifier in July 2012 against Valletta, scored 9 minutes after coming on as sub
  • Played 42 times with 18 goals and 5 assists for Partizan
  • Signed for Anderlecht in September 2013 for £3.5M – an Anderlecht record signing
  • Made debut early September 2103 against Zulte Waregem in second half – created two assists
  • Has played for the Serbian U19 and U21 – 18 times in total with 9 goals
  • Named Golden Player (best player) in 2013 Euro U19 Championship which Serbia won for the first time – beating France 1-0 in final
  • No – he didn’t score in the final – it was Lukovic after 57 minutes
  • Made International debut against Belgium in June 2013 World Cup qualifier – when he was 18
  • Played a total of 89 times for Anderlecht with 43 goals and 11 assists
  • Has 13 full caps for Serbia

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target · Video

96 responses so far ↓

  • 1 LewSpi v2.0 // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:04 PM

    Mitrovic medical is on the yellow banner on sky sports now, fee in the region of £13m

  • 2 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:06 PM


    The yellow banner NEVER lies 😀

  • 3 Mister Tuff // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    Mr Tubbs………………………………OOT
    Ian Toon and his multiples…………OOT
    (preliminary strike before they all
    arrive today).

  • 4 geordie157 // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    Looks like may have two more in then, if it happens that’s three very good signings. Does the credit go to McLaren or charnley?
    Another two out three on top of that with a few players offloaded would be a great window.

  • 5 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    I said on Monday, that had this deal not been agreed by that night, it would not happen. I also said i would be happy to be proved wrong. So….. apparently i am happy to be proved wrong 😉

  • 6 LewSpi v2.0 // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:08 PM


    Must be true! Ha

  • 7 Jib // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:09 PM

    Not on NUFC.cock yet

  • 8 Belfast // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    The way this one has dragged on he’ll probably fail the medical.

  • 9 voodoo85 // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    If we get Mitrovic and then don’t go in for Austin – looks more like the Austin odds being pulled was Newcastle forcing the hand of Mitrovic

  • 10 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    Penfold’s sudden usefulness…… IN
    Yellow banner…..IN

  • 11 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:12 PM


    Aye… due to old age at this rate!

  • 12 optimistic prime // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:12 PM

    Hokey kokey fans- out—in—out

    Ah whatever

  • 13 voodoo85 // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    Keith Downie ?@SkySports_Keith 5 mins5 minutes ago
    We understand the fee for Aleksandar Mitrovi? to be close to £13m, with the Serb now just needing to pass his Newcastle medical.

  • 14 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:13 PM


    Low battery…… OOT

    Back later. Need to conserve the last 5%

  • 15 SA Toon // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:15 PM

    Wrong Ed – I want to know when he’ll be arriving at SJP. I don’t want to get my hopes up….

  • 16 davetoon // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:17 PM

    Carrs had 8 years to look for defenders. Surely he has located one or two

  • 17 WWSBRD // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    Glad we moved on from Mitrovic, the money grubbing disrespectful jerk

    Wait what?

  • 18 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    Don’t know if we need Austin if Mitrovic signs – would rather spend the money on a top defender/centre half

  • 19 Jamseyd24 // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:20 PM

    dont think he is 6ft2, I read some where he was only 5.11. not that it matters much as big Al wasnt that tall.

  • 20 hibbit // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:20 PM

    charlie or 2

  • 21 voodoo85 // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:22 PM

    Mark Douglas ?@MsiDouglas 1m1 minute ago
    Understand #NUFC very, very close to deal for Mitrovic. Not quite done yet but probably tomorrow! £13m

  • 22 remember69 // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:23 PM

    Ashley IN!!!!!!!

  • 23 Tayls // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    Loving this!! Fat Mike sticking to his word by the looks of it.

    Janmaat, Saylor, Colo, Haidara
    ———–Sissoko, Wijnaldum——
    ————Mitrovic, Cisse————-

    AC Milan narrow diamond 🙂

    Strong defensive player next please!

  • 24 Tayls // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    Maybe Dummet instead of Saylor or Colo

  • 25 will die for the toon army // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:31 PM

    Mbemba anything yet

  • 26 toonheroes // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:36 PM

    Maybe De Jong instead of Cabella

  • 27 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:36 PM

    yeah 2 but is that being greedy!!

  • 28 Thump // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:40 PM

    Wait, let me get this straight.

    Wijnaldum: £15m
    Mitrovic: £13m
    Austin: £15m (?)

    Total: £43m

    And it looks like we might be going after Mbemba too?

    Does anybody else reckon Ashley is finally starting to figure out how to run a football club?

  • 29 Lindisfarne // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:41 PM

    If Mitrovic does come in then I presume a deal for Austin will wait until January and see if QPR get more than £5M.

  • 30 ganiyu // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:43 PM

    The only thing fantastic about mitrovic is that he is not allergic to aerial balls unlike the other strikers. I wish we could get a striker who scores outside the box occasionally.

  • 31 Tsunki // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:45 PM


  • 32 voodoo85 // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:46 PM

    Apparently using his agents private jet to fly in

  • 33 Rotonda heights // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:48 PM


    if we get mbemba and / or other decent cbs then hopefully the days of saylor, along with willo are history.

  • 34 switch365 // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:48 PM

    ——————————–DE JONG—————————–


  • 35 Lindisfarne // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:48 PM

    Glad to see we are going for an Eastern European player with something of a reputation already and a Senior International. IMO another striker is less important than two defenders especially now Good has had a recurrence of his injury. Someone like Jonny Evans would be good as he is already a PL player and an other youngish International would be ideal. It looks like Schteve may look to the existing young midfielders to cover the full backs, I hope in order to concentrate the efforts and spending on the transfers we need to be able to challenge in both the League and Cups.

  • 36 sparky55 // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:48 PM

    Sorry lads but been away for a week and lost all track with whats happening with Austin…is that still a goer or is it knacked now we’ve possibly got Mitrovic and what’s the crack with Douglas and the centre half from Anderlecht

  • 37 Rotonda heights // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:49 PM

    plus no cabella for 2 months

  • 38 manni // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:49 PM

    Cabella out injured 6-8weeks supposedly torn his quads,surely we need to buy a winger to replace him, considering most of Mitrovic’s goals are from crosses!

    New season hasn’t started yet and we are already gonna miss Cabella and Curtis Good

  • 39 Rotonda heights // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:50 PM


    evans is extremely error prone hence lvg wanting rid.

  • 40 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:51 PM

    12-50 PM Stops moaning about #Mitrovic saga

    12-51 Happy

    12:52 PM Start moaning about lack of movement on a CB ..

  • 41 Slank // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:51 PM


    After weeks of negotiations , the transfer of Aleksandar Mitrovic in Newcastle has finally been completed to 100%. There was already an agreement between Anderlecht and English club , but late Friday afternoon, the entourage Mitrovic has finally agreed with the leaders of the English club for the salary of the player, who will sign for five years.

    The very complicated dossier has been closed. The news has not yet been formalized , because medical tests have yet to take place. Pini Zahavi , the famous agent Mitro , has already made his private jet to join Newcastle. The player will be presented early next week .

  • 42 Rotonda heights // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:51 PM


    we have aarons hopefully

  • 43 Tayls // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:51 PM

    Yep good call, De Jong instead of Cabella with De Jong as captain. Forgot we had this guy haha!

    Here’s hoping we get a good CB in and Dummet makes the position his own, he looks very competent there.

    This is getting exciting 😀

  • 44 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:53 PM

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France ·
    Rémy Cabella not part of Newcastle manager Steve McClaren’s plans for the forthcoming campaign, according to L’Équipe

  • 45 pawl250 // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:54 PM

    Sell Riviere (1m) and Cisse (7-8m)

    Buy Austin (15m)

    Strike force next season:- Austin, Mitrovic, Perez and Armstrong

    Bring in atleast 1 centre back (8m) preferably Van Dijk and a very young right back (1-2m) (mold of Haidara but on right)

    Excellent transfer window with a considerably stronger team.

  • 46 Slank // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    manni @ 38

    ‘..New season hasn’t started yet and we are already gonna miss Cabella and Curtis Good..’

    I doubt it.

    Good would never get a game as too many ahead of him in the pecking order.

    Cabella is not a certain starter. The way it stands today Aarons and Sissoko are probably the first choice.

  • 47 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    Charnley’s reaction to the news we have just signed Mitro

  • 48 tom68 // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    We are 100/30 to finish in the top ten. That is surely like printing money without Pardew, Carver & Stone.
    All these new players and decent coaches make this the bet of the century.
    Easy money even for NUFC

  • 49 magpiesi // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    IMO Ashley car’t lose the last few years he has had chances to buy bony for 10m

    Gomis for free now valued 7m+

    Ideye at WBA
    When he looks back all three have shot up in value after a season or two after not wanting to pay the going rate.

    Mitrovic is younger so if he signs for 5 years
    If he has a good few seasons he can sell for 20m+ to big boys or if he’s doing well scoring goals it will push NU up the league table bring more millions in with higher finish. Hopefully keep him for next 10+ years and make NuFc a real force.

  • 50 pawl250 // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:01 PM

    1.Krul HG?
    2.Darlow HG
    3.Elliot HG

    5.Young rb
    6.Van Dijk
    8.Williamson HG
    9.STaylor HG
    10.Lascelles HG
    12.Dummett HG

    18.Colback HG
    19.De Jong

    23.Austin HG

  • 51 switch365 // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:03 PM


    He scoresby being supplied with accurate passes with pace.
    In Aarons, Cabella, Sissoko, Wijnaldum, de Jong and Janmaat, I feel we have more than enough opportunities to get Mitrovic in on goal.

    McClaren and his team will, I’m sure, be working on elevating that kind of play along with the style changes they have already made.
    It’s a case of changing the mindset of the players from the pards/carver flapalot route 1, to the calm and collected total football 2.0.
    Having defenders instead of placeholders in front of Krul should also improve his trust in the back four.

  • 52 The Newcastle Armchair // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    Under 21’s can play without bring registered

  • 53 JDdubai // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:05 PM


    Austin and Mitrovic will not sign.

    Both will want assurances they will be first choice, especially in the run up to the Euros next summer for Austin in particular to have any chance of making the squad.

    McClaren’s teams only play with 1 proper CF and 2 quick, tricky players either side so they wont both fit in the starting 11.

    Plus we now have Mitrovic as the CF with Cisse, Riviere and Perez as backup – unless Cisse leaves I dont think we will be getting another CF

    Will be ahppy to be proved wrong but cant see any way it will happen.

  • 54 Lindisfarne // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:07 PM


    SQUAD (26):
    Krul / Darlow / Woodman
    Janmaat / Bigi
    Laschelle / Dummett / New CB / Collocini
    Haidara / Ferguson
    Tiote / Colback / Anita
    Sissoko / Abeid / Wijnaldum / Marvaeux(?)
    Cabella / de Jong / Perez / Aarons
    Mitrovic / Cisse / Riviere(?) / Gouffran(?)

    One of Marvaeux / Gouffran / Riviere needs to go. Collocinin / Abeid / Ferguson contracts expire at the end of the season.

  • 55 LewSpi v2.0 // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:09 PM

    About to walk up Roseberry Topping

    Fully expect us to have 2 players wrapped up by the time I’m back down.

  • 56 pawl250 // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:09 PM

    Newcastle Armchair

    Who’s under 21?

    Mitrovic being only one I can think of I have added a squad number for in error. Perez is 22 in a few days time. Lascelles is 21 going 22 this year. Haidara is 22. Abeid is 22.

    I assume rb may not be incase.

  • 57 Slank // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:09 PM

    pawl250 @ 45

    I doubt Austin would come to us now as he wouldn’t be the main man in a formation with a lone striker.

    I would keep Cisse as he still is our best striker.

    I would loan out Armstrong as he will never develop his career making the odd 80th minute substitute for the club.

    All efforts now should be on securing another centre back and cover for Janmaat.

  • 58 pawl250 // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:11 PM

    Lindisfarne under 21 don’t take a squad place. Plus selling all those without a replacement will be leaving us short.

  • 59 The Newcastle Armchair // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:13 PM


    As long as Lascelles is 21 before the registration ends, he won’t need registered

  • 60 pawl250 // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:15 PM


    Only replacing Austin with Cisse and Riviere and costing us approx 6m is worth it.

    We could even revert to 4-4-2 and plenty of games not to mention the likley injuries we occur to offer game time. Those saying 4-4-2 doesn’t work Man Utd won the league a couple of seasons ago with it, and City used it only the season before last.

    I suspect we could accommodate both aslong as Cisse was to go. As for him being our best striker it’s not exactly hard is it? Personally I think if he were a decent striker he would have scored alot more when you take into contention the amount of easy chances he misses.

    Stats don’t tell you everything. Cisse really is not a lone striker player, I feel he does not offer the team anything.

  • 61 Thump // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    @Armchair: His birthday is in November, so he won’t need to be registered.

  • 62 remember69 // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    Ashley IN!!!!!!!!

  • 63 pawl250 // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    Me personally I would prefer Austin over Mitrovic.

    Even watching that video has not got me excited as he requires service and very rarely scored outside box.

    Anyone who says that about Austin go have a look at some of his goals before looking like an idiot.

    Also half of Mitrovic goals look easy saves if it had been a better keeper. His headers are normally at the keeper. And the Pl has decent Keepers…… Half goals on that video would have been saved against Pl Keepers in my opinion.

    Atleast Austin has done it, and in a relegated side showing he doesn’t get chances as often as he could in a better team.

    Cisse squander3_ too many of our chances last season.

  • 64 JDdubai // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:26 PM


    I just cant see McClaren changing the way he wants to play just for Austin – he has a set formation and style with his teams.

    also I think if you play 2 up top then you need some variety there, some pace from at least 1 of the 2 CFs.

    Also with a 442 there would be no place for SDJ, the most likely captain, as he cant play CM in a 442 or wide.

    Just looks like a lot of changes to fit Austin in.

    An i do think that part of any deal for Austin will be the guarantee that he plays as first choice every week – he only just got into the England squad and will need to play every week and scoring to have an outside chance of making the Euros.

    anyway lets see, just cant see it being realistic.

    Onwards to a defender now anyway, know nowt about this Chancel guy, but anything is better than what we have so must be an improvement.

    With Colo, Willo and Saylor out of contract next summer, Id really hope the club tries to get at least 1 off the books this summer – out of the 3 Willo and Colo need removing this summer and see how long we get out of Saylor – maybe til Xmas if we are lucky.

  • 65 Blofal // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    McClaren players a 4-2-3-1.

    It morphs into a 4-3-3 often in attack and in friendlies he has trialled it also morphing into a 4-2-4.

    Reverts back to a 4-4-1-1 (I think) in defence.

    If we get Mbemba over the line (which is looking likely and he is a great player) I see us starting the season like this:

    Janmaat – Mbemba – Coloccini – Haidara
    ———-Wijnaldum – Colback

  • 66 AdamC123 // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Get this chap signed up, get his team mate MBemba too, get Rudiger from Stuttgart, then I think our defense is sorted, maybe a left back but not a LB isn’t needed that much, Haidara and Dummett are both decent. Get wingers, Townsend and Thaurin, a centre defensive midfielder, basically a younger version of Tiote. Then that is us, I think.
    Sell Coloccini(past his best), Williamson, S.Taylor, Tiote(past his best and injury proned), Ferguson, Vuckic, Obertan, Gouffran and Marveaux. Newcastle should consider to sell Riviere and Cisse, if we sell one of them then buy Charlie Austin, but I don’t think that will happen.

  • 67 JDdubai // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:47 PM


    Would agree with that.

    Replace Colo, possibly Colback/Tiote, and get rid of sissoko for me and replace with a Thauvin-style winger and that would be the first 11.

  • 68 expatmag // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:50 PM


    I would gave Perez somewhere in there

  • 69 corkypants // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    New/Taylor Mbemba/Colo
    Janmaat Haidara

    Gini/Perez Cabella/Aarrons
    De Jong

  • 70 NYMAG // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    Ok so now I’m starting to believe….Great signing. Now bring is a CB and right back cover and Austin and get rid of a some of the dead wood and we’ll be some team next season

  • 71 expatmag // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:53 PM


    Dream on.

    We cant get rid of all those at once players due to squad restrictions and home grown limitations

  • 72 corkypants // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    Dunno what keeps happening to my poat when i do formations lol

  • 73 musomag // Jul 18, 2015 at 1:58 PM

    Video looks great, instinctive striker. Can’t get excited about it until he’s holding the shirt though.

    Now that Ashley seems to be at last willing to splash the cash I hope these expensive targets all have at least £50m+ release clauses in their contracts for when the greedy top 4 come sniffing next year

  • 74 switch365 // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    I have a feeling that Abeid could come into his own under the guidance of McClaren and his team and learning from SDJ and Gini.
    I’d also expect the likes of Roberts and Kemen to force their way onto the bench this season, maybe even getting some gametime in early rounds of the cup.

  • 75 Rotonda heights // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:01 PM


    not in the mood for your negativity today mate. go and rain on someone else’s parade

  • 76 corkypants // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    adan sell colo tayor willo and bring in ruddiger and mbemba then were right back to square 1 3 centrebacks excluding dummet we will struggle for depth plus we couldnt rely on lascalles yet hes untried

  • 77 switch365 // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Thoughts on apparent interest in a loan deal for Kurt Zouma?

  • 78 will die for the toon army // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Mbemba is our defensive target.

  • 79 He Will Rise Again // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Great signing if true but lets be impartial until we find out what shape the squad is in come the first game of the season.

    We may well have signed 2 quality players but in doing so we have signed players where we already have quantity (but not perhaps quality).

    I have said for every transfer window since we came up that we need defensive reinforcements and without some defenders we will still be a weak team capable of complete and utter capitulation.

    Whilst Williamson, Dummett and Steven Taylor are in among the first 11 and Bigirimana is our back up RB we haven’t improved.

    It’s like buying a wonderful new set of wheels for a car when your engine still doesn’t work.

  • 80 corkypants // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    If were going for mbemba we cant be in for matip because when the African cup comes along are defence will be ripped apart, i hope stevie mc thought that over

  • 81 Belfast // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Does anybody know why his international record is crap ? sub appearances or what ? 13 games 1 goal ?

    Great record in Belgium though.

  • 82 corkypants // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    Belfast :- Think its because serbia are crap

  • 83 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    No acon this season, corky, so we would be ok this time. Develop Lascelles and puck up another brit cb next summer, and we should be fine.

  • 84 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:16 PM


  • 85 corkypants // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    YCMIU:- Good point i think if we get mbemba we will go for a european player though to be on the safe side

  • 86 Bambams // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Well not sure if it’s a bogus fb but Mitrovic has confirmed it is all over ‘black and white’ on fb

  • 87 hatem786 // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Mitro on facebook:

    “Its over! Again in black and white :))

    “Thank you RSC Anderlecht !

    “Thank you for everything!”

  • 88 He Will Rise Again // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Mitrovic to Grimsby

  • 89 JDdubai // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    expat 68

    Yeah, maybe Perez on the right and Aarons on the left.

    Think we only need 1 out and out wide player, plus if Perez cuts inside then Janmaat can keep the width.

    I really think we will get Mitrovic, a wide midfielder and a CB and that will pretty much be it.

    Our biggest problem is injuries though, no matter what happens we cant take the same hit again as last season.

    Its ok putting out starting 11s and players for backup but will Aarons play 75% of the games? Will SDJ? Saylor?? If we take the same hit again then very quickly the squad will be stretched and we will be in for a scrap again.

  • 90 Moonraker15 // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Austin is a good finisher but has no pace. Mitrovic is top quality I saw him against Arsenal and he creates havoc with his size and power.

    Anyway we may still sign Austin but then Cisse would go !

  • 91 Slank // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Blofal @ 65

    This is also my selection. I think McClaren will play 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 as this allows De Jong to pull the strings knowing he has Colback behind him and also allowing Wijnaldum to bomb forward. By all accounts Mitrovic is a handful in the air. I foresee Janmaat and Haidara whipping in the crosses.

    Janmaat – Mbemba – Coloccini – Haidara
    ———-Wijnaldum – Colback

  • 92 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Big risk with Mitrovic, just glad age is on his side. Just remember Perez was 20 when we signed him and he has been great, especially for his price. Mitrovic is either gonna be class like Perez or terrible like Rivière. But with his physicality I have a really good feeling about him.

  • 93 King Colback // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:48 PM

  • 94 Moonraker15 // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Yes I’ve seen it on his Facebook page and yes he says I’m once again in black and white – a reference to previous career at Partisan Belgrade!

    The page is genuine !

  • 95 manni // Jul 18, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    @rotonda yeah I agree hopefully Aarons will come into his own, I just pray his hamstring injuries don’t come back to haunt him. I still think we need another winger as sissoko goes missing in games. Main priority is definitely defence,Mbemba and another cb I think.

  • 96 manni // Jul 18, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    @slank I’d go for the same formation , and probably alternate between Colback or Abeid to sit alongside Wijaldum.

    Main thing is not the players coming through the door it’s actually a new backroom staff, coaching style, etc. Carver exposed himself so much last season I’m glad, considering he’s been their since even Bobby Robson and learnt nothing from him. Steve Stone is an absolute prick and couldn’t even coach Littleover Dazzlers in Derby where I live. I remember going there for practice , and all he did was hover around and have no input into anything!

    ‘Futures Bright, Futures Black and White’!! ; )

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