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Breaking News – Mitrovic On His Way To Newcastle For Medical

11:25 am, Saturday, July 18th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 64 Comments

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 in pink

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.

Comments welcome.



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




64 responses so far ↓

  • 1 optimistic prime // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    Oh no he isn’t

    Any panto fans out there?

  • 2 JamesToon // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    Finally

  • 3 croftus5678 // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    @1 op

    ooooohhh yess he issss.

    actually i believe you tbh >.<

  • 4 Ron Knee // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    Oh yes he is! (Possibly)

  • 5 optimistic prime // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    He’s behind you

  • 6 Jib // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    If the Belgian press is saying he will be taking a medical , he’s probably at Benton now !!!

  • 7 Bambams // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    As long as he doesn’t ask for the medical in London…..

  • 8 ShirebrookToon // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    Oh yes he is!!

  • 9 hibbit // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:33 AM

    mark my words people if we don’t sort this back 4 out it wont matter who we sign up front we will still leak goals

  • 10 Ron Knee // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    If you believe in fairies, children, clap your hands.

  • 11 ShirebrookToon // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    Are we there yet mitrovic

  • 12 thevirus // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:35 AM

    Hopefully this is it,but not holding my breath could just be another case of lazy journalism. Wonder if the Austin deal is still on if we pull this deal off, would be good but not sure we really need him. The need for cbs is still a must can’t go into next season with the rubbish we currently have

  • 13 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:36 AM

    Soccer Sauce ?@soccer_sauce 10m10 minutes ago
    Mitrovic due on Tyneside later this afternoon.Should finally be a Newcastle player within the next 24 hours! #NUFC

  • 14 Ron Knee // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:36 AM

    hibbit
    I reckon I’ve lost a couple of years of my life thanks to Coloccini, Williamson, & co.

  • 15 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:38 AM

    Soccer Sauce ?@soccer_sauce 2m2 minutes ago
    Mbemba update coming in….busy weekend for the Magpies. #NUFC

  • 16 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    SM tends toward 433 type formations. Mitty, austin and cisse all play centrally so cant see us signing austin, and i will be surprised if we keep cisse. (If mitty does sign). None of those will want to be “back up”

  • 17 jayphoto // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    On Mbemba – only going by what I saw in the champs league but looks top class.
    Seen a belgian Journo say on twitter Mbemba is the best player in the Belgian league mitrovic included….
    Saw another pundit say Mbemba is currently the best African player playing…
    Sounds promising

  • 18 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:41 AM

    Soccer Sauce ?@soccer_sauce 24s25 seconds ago
    Our main man informs us #NUFC are ‘very close’ to finalising a deal for Chancel Mbemba. £10m.

  • 19 Rotonda heights // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:41 AM

    It’s amazing last week £1 = 1.37 euros, now £1 = 1.44 euros. Quite a difference when you’re talking in the millions.

  • 20 ShirebrookToon // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:42 AM

    I wont believe owt til I see him holding the shirt

  • 21 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:42 AM

    Sp. Anderlecht news ?@Sporting_AND now
    Confirmed. Newcastle are in advanced negotiations with Chancel Mbemba. Deal imminent. #rsca #nufc [LDH]

  • 22 switch365 // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:42 AM

    I wonder how much it would actually cost to release the Three Stooges Colo, Wilo and Taylo – surely less than 10 minutes of Jabba’s bank interest!

  • 23 overtheline // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    The Sterling/Euro Exchangee rate is at its highest since 2009. This means trading players with the Euro zone is good for us. As of today the rate is £1 to 1.44 Euro. Last month it was £1 to £1.39 Euro. That’s £50k less per £1m or £500,000 per £10m for the same number of Euros. Not to be sneezed at, and must be helping when we are in for £10m + players, we have £500,000 less to invest or play with as bonuses.
    Not as good as a BOGOF.. but every little helps..

  • 24 switch365 // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:45 AM

    The popcorn you’re eating has been pissed in … film at eleven

  • 25 Jamiemac // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    Sp. Anderlecht news ?@Sporting_AND 3m3 minutes ago
    Confirmed. Newcastle are in advanced negotiations with Chancel Mbemba. Deal imminent. #rsca #nufc [LDH]

  • 26 voodoo85 // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    Overtheline @23

    Every little helps – your right, some large supermarket chain should have that as its motto

  • 27 WestOzMag // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    Mclaren must of got on the ph to ash and charnley and said theres no way we are going into the new seasom with muppet willo. Get mbemba in the deal

  • 28 mickalfas // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:47 AM

    Rotunda
    We can thank Greece ,for the exchange rate lol

  • 29 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:47 AM

    If all is true..

    Gini, Mitty, mbemba is just about the bare minimum needed, but still leaves us vunerable to injury. Add another CB,(i would take a versatile one who can cover full back) and maybe some kind of squad-striker who offers something different up front when required,then id say we were good to go.

  • 30 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    WestOzMag

    He might also have said, get some decent players signed or I ain’t coming back.

  • 31 will die for the toon army // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    I dont believe any thing abt Mitrovic until he is holding that famous NUFC jersey

  • 32 JamesToon // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:49 AM

    Youcouldntmakeitup

    Mbemba is fairly quick and versatile could cover Janmaat if needed

  • 33 hibbit // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:49 AM

    only 2 ron you are lucky

  • 34 Ron Knee // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    hibbit
    I haven’t got that many left!

  • 35 SBergenwall // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    Isn’t this a big gamble? Spending so much money on a player that’s not been in a so called “Big” league. If it was between this guy and Austin, I would probably lean more towards Austin because he’s played in the Premier League and showed that he can score.

    But what do I know, I’ve not seen this guy play so it’s hard to make a judgement

  • 36 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    James

    Ah well,in which case, any other reasonable CB will do. Eject Willo from the club using a large catapult.

  • 37 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    FIFA have began an investigation into Mbemba’s age.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/01/sport/football/age-african-football-mbemba/

  • 38 will die for the toon army // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    I think Cisse is ok to be back up. He is 30 yrs old and with a bad knee.

  • 39 will die for the toon army // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    Colo and Willo rarely get long term injuries. That was their only advantages. Durmeett still scares me

  • 40 peter5199 // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    @19 & 23

    Not so good when you get paid in euros and live in UK!! 🙂

  • 41 mickalfas // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    When we buy Mbemba can we go off he’s 27
    When we sell use the 21 year old birth certificate
    Simples !

  • 42 Jib // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    firebug666
    Without even clicking on that link I can see it dates from Jan/Feb 2013

  • 43 alkinou // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    http://mercato.eurosport.fr/football/transferts/2015-2016/liveevent.shtml

    They’re saying Porto made an offer for Mitrovic, if that’s true he’d likely choose them over us. I’m still not convinced either of these deals will come through.

    And f*** the exchange rate as a Belgian whose just be on holiday in London, way too epensive the Pound (or the Euro cheap)

  • 44 optimistic prime // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    Mitrovich has been Jeffed

    http://www.themag.co.uk/2015/07/aleksandar-mitrovic-has-been-googled/

  • 45 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    Jeff

    I just posted the link from twitter, If the player is coming here then these stories are of interest.

    Stick to what your good at, Google.

  • 46 Mister Tuff // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    Fear not ye doubters – he’s on his way.

  • 47 LewSpi v2.0 // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:03 PM

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

  • 48 Mister Tuff // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:03 PM

    firebug – he’s not even good at that!

  • 49 optimistic prime // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:04 PM

    Firebug

    Sorry to piss on your chips but recent events cast a shadow on his googling ability, it’s not as top notch as previously thought.

  • 50 remember69 // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    Ashley IN!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 51 colwell // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    Surely if we sign Mbemba thats Colo’s days numbered? Can’t see us playing 2 short CB’s.

  • 52 firebug666 // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    Mister Tuff

    I recon your right, But it’s what he knows.

  • 53 voodoo85 // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    Credible source ?

    Bryan SwansonVerified account
    ?@skysports_bryan
    We’re told Aleksandar Mitrovic due to have Newcastle medical. Fee around £13m. #NUFC #SSNHQ

  • 54 switch365 // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    @ SBergenwall 35

    Possibly a gamble had the lad been a typical ranging striker, but he isn’t, he’s an old fashioned poacher who gets onto the end of things and is highly accurate, he doesn’t appear to be a ball carrier which is why he has been described as lazy.
    What we’ve been craving for a few years is someone that knows where the target is and hits it 99/100, he has shown himself to be such a player.

    @firebug 37

    Saw that myself the other day, check the date out it’s from 2013.
    It’s been a long known issue that due to the state of many African countries, the paperwork for births for the most part simply isn’t there or even never existed.
    Perhaps FIFA will introduce a way of carbon dating potential players with unproven d.o.b’s

  • 55 Blackley and Brownlie // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    I’ve never known so much excitement and anticipation since we signed John Robertson, Dave Beasant, Andy Thorn and Glynn Hodges.

  • 56 voodoo85 // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    Yep, its on SSN breaking news

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

    mickalfas

    You think!!!

  • 58 corkypants // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:14 PM

    —————————–Mitrovic————————————————————-De Jong——————————–
    —–Cabella/Aarrons——————-Wijnaldum/Perez——-
    ————————————————————————
    ————————————-Sissoko/Anita————————————Tiote/Colback————————————————————————————————————-Haidara—————————————————Janmaat——————Colo/New——Mbembu/Taylor————————————————-Krul———————————-

  • 59 MassiveG // Jul 18, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    I think it’s one thing questioning Kanu’s age as who knows what’s going on with Nigerians but a bit unfair on Mbemba – if his 1994 birthdate is right he was born in Kinchasa a month after the genocide ended so it’s quite possible he doesn’t have records

  • 60 Dublin Toon Army // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Serious signing if he passes medical, let’s hope we keep him. My bet we be doing well to keep him for 18 months

  • 61 Moonraker15 // Jul 18, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Dublin toon army
    How can you find anything negative to say about the signing of Mitrovic?

    Who knows what the future holds but if we get him he’s a great signing and importantly shows the club has definitely had a change in policy.

    Brilliant news and I’m looking forward to more signings where we all know they’re needed !

  • 62 Dublin Toon Army // Jul 18, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Moonraker

    No negativity here mate I’m over the moon but it’s not good signing top class players like this if they would take build on it. I’m just saying I hope this is the sign of Ashley turning a corner and realising that you need to by top quality and hold onto them. Let’s get 2 cin now and I think we be ready

  • 63 The overrated Frenchman // Jul 18, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Fair play to all involved at the club getting this player in. We’ve given them a heap of you know what (well deserved I should say) but this is a signing that is a serious statement of intent. Something we’ve been hoping for. Sure he’s raw, untried at this level etc. etc. But the fans of any other club (including the big six) would be stoked to have landed him, make no mistake. Well in lads.

  • 64 nufc 11 // Jul 18, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    Remember all the hype when Leicester signed krammeric and he scored 1 goal frn Jan to may Austin for me pl proven and that matters a whole lot




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