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 – 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