One reason we think Newcastle are extremely close to wrapping up a deal for Aleksandar Mitrovic, is that the details of the deal are being reported in the Belgium press – and they are really intricate low-level details.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – could earn £40K/week
We reported earlier today that Newcastle will pay €16.5M (£11.7M) for the player, and of that fee his former club Partizan get 20% of the Anderlecht profits on the player.
Anderlecht paid €5M for him two years ago, so their profit is €11.5M so Partizan will get €2.3M.
Mitrovic’s wages are being reported in Belgium to be a base of €2.3M/year which is around £1.63M – about £31.3K/week.
But he also getting incentive payments of €23.5K (£16.7K) for each win and €11.7K (£8.3K) for each draw.
In our best season in the last 11 years back in 2011-2012 we had 19 wins and 8 draws (65 points), so in a good season Aleksandar would get an extra €446K for the wins and €93.6K for the draws.
That would be an extra €539.6K (£383.1K) in total so he’d get £2.013M – that’s about £38.7K/week – and £7K/week in bonuses.
I think those calculations are accurate …..
That’s in a good year, but around £40K/week is not too bad for a 20 year-old.
That compares with Fab Coloccini’s £60K/week he gets unconditionally as Newcastle’s top paid player – which is just over £3M/year.
Maybe Colo will be sold this summer if we get two top center-backs into the club?