Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic will be announced as a Newcastle player today, and his manager in Belgium, Besnik Hasi, has talked about him, and said he has matured in his two years at the club, and can now become a top striker in England.
Hasi says Aleksandar looks crazy because he has tattoos and a funny haircut – but how many footballers don’t have those these days?
It’s all crazy today.
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Aleksandar Mitrovic – a Newcastle player today?
However, the Anderlecht manager thinks Mitrovic will be a success at Newcastle, as he had this to say today in the Mirror:
“With tattoos and funny haircut he might look crazy but he’s not. He’s a hard worker, someone who gives everything in every single duel. And his level is constantly increasing.¨
“His main quality is to score. Give him a ball in the box and it’s in.¨ “Last two years his level increased a lot.¨
¨He took a step forward last year on the football and mental scale. He’s also physically stronger.¨ “He knows that England is not Belgium.¨
¨People are stronger and the ball goes faster. But he showed in Champions League that he can be good in tough matches and that he can stay calm and focused.¨
“Sometimes you don’t see him for 80 minutes and he gets a ball and scores.¨
“Newcastle is a big step forward. I hope he’ll play everything. He can score goals and become a top striker, but he first has to settle as a good scorer.¨
“He’s more mature than before.”
The 20-year-old is undergoing a medical at Newcastle, and will be announced as the second Newcastle signing later today – all being well.
He will cost €18M (about £12.7M) and that will take Newcastle’s spending on their first two players signed this summer to around £27M – and there’s more players on the way.
The Serbian International joins top Dutch midfielder and former PSV captain Gini Wijnaldum, who cost £14,5M, and led PSV to the Dutch Championship last season, and was named the Dutch Player of the Season.
Newcastle seem determined this summer to sign class payers, and that’s very good to see.