HLN.be in Belgium are just reporting that soon Aleksandar Mitrovic will no longer be an Anderlecht player, and after missing training yesterday while a deal with Newcastle was being negotiated. the latest news is he’s on his way to the north of England for a medical.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – on his way to Newcastle for medical.
He has said his goodbyes to his team-mates and the Belgium media are still reporting the fee is still €18M which is a bit more than the €16.5M being reported locally this morning.
The Belgium outlet is saying that after continually reporting from the 10th July that the deal was being negotiated, they are now reporting it is now final:
“Maggie leaves Anderlecht for Newcastle.”
So it appears that Newcastle have indeed won the race to sign the very talented but still raw 20 year-old Serbian International striker.
There’s no word on Chancel Mbemba, but the Magpies are hardly going to hold up the Mitrovic deal up to sign the Anderlecht center-back at the same time.
Aleksandar had a great season for Anderlecht last term, when he scored 28 goals in 51 appearances for the Belgian side and he has already played 13 times for Serbia.
If he passes his medical and this deal goes through, that would be the second classy and sought after player to join Newcastle this summer, following Georginio Wijnaldum through the door.
If everything goes OK then he will be off to Portland, Oregon tomorrow to join up with the Newcastle squad.
This will be a nother terrific signing for Newcastle United – assuming it goes through.