Newcastle Announce Mitrovic Signing – I’m Happy And Honored

Newcastle have just announced the signing of Alexander Mitrovic.

🙂 🙂 🙂

mitrovic at newcastle

Alexandar Mitrovic – at St. James’ Park

This is what Newcastle have just released on their web-site.


Newcastle United have completed the signing of striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, subject to the player receiving the appropriate visa.

The 20-year-old Serbian international arrives from Anderlecht and has put pen to paper on a five-year deal at St. James’ Park, which is the fourth biggest transfer in the Club’s history.

Mitrovic came through the ranks at Partizan Belgrade before making his debut for their affiliated side Teleoptik.

The summer of 2012 saw the front man sign his first professional contract with Partizan and he made a goal-scoring bow in a Champions League qualifier against Maltese side Valletta, a competition in which he has gained extensive experience over the past three seasons.

Mitrovic finished the 2012/13 campaign as Partizan’s top scorer, helping his team to the Serbian SuperLiga title.

In August 2013, he moved to Belgium to join Anderlecht and scored 44 goals in 90 appearances across two seasons at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.

Mitrovic’s performances for Serbia in the 2013 UEFA Under-19 Championships inspired his country to victory and earned him the Player of the Tournament award. The forward has now earned thirteen senior caps for his country.

Speaking of his arrival on Tyneside,

“I am so happy to have signed for Newcastle.” “I visited the stadium and it is amazing.”

“I have played in a lot of impressive stadiums in my career but St. James’ Park is so big, I can’t wait to play my first game here.”

“I know how passionate the fans are. This is a club with a very big history and the fans are a big part of that. There will be pressure here, for sure, but I like pressure.”

“I also know about the famous players who have played for Newcastle United, like Alan Shearer, who is a hero of mine. I hope I can play like him for this Club.”

“It will be an honor.”

Newcastle United head coach Steve McClaren added:

“This is a fantastic signing for us. We have fought off a lot of competition to secure a top young talent in Europe.”

“Aleksandar is someone who can develop with the team and someone who will help us to get to where we want to go.”

“As a Board we have worked hard to make it happen. It is another demonstration that we are wanting to push on.”


Those are great words from the new arrival and this is truly a fantastic signing or Newcastle United Football club.

alaksandar mitrovic at newcastle

Aleksandar Mitrovic in the Newcastle dressing room

Managing Director Lee Charnley is the lead on the transfers, and does all the spade work –  he deserves credit for getting this one over the line.

Incredible acquisition for Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

126 comments so far

  • pawl250

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #1

    JFA out!

  • richyg01

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #2

    Bout Time.

    Now we need to look at the Center Back situation.

    Does this mean the ‘For Sale’ sign just got nailed to Cisse’s arse?

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #3


    So, everyone who has been complaining for 8 years and still (rightly) does not trust Ashley is now an imbicile, whereas those who have been correct ONCE over that time should bow be worshipped? Ok, got it.

  • StevoNorthShields

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #4

    Get in!! I might stop calling Ashley a fat cockney ar*eho€e at this rate…… I’ll drop the cockney bit and just call him the other two!! Haha HTL

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #5

    Bow = now*

  • croftus5678

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #6

    come on chancel mbemba roll on good times.

    abdennour after that then its only a winger for the no weak link team

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #7

    Who is this “mitroviquestionmark”, Ed?

  • TheToonKing

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #9

    there we go ! Get in !

  • TheToonKing

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #10

    massive coup for us.

    Both him and Wijnaldum are really impressive deals for us to be honest. These are world class players.

  • hibbit

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #11

    crofts that would be great but we still need cover around the the pitch FBs spring to mind

  • lesh

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #12

    Will Chancel Mbembma come to be known as Chancer?

  • richyg01

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #13

    Wonder what number he is printing on his shirt in the pic on SSN?


  • JDdubai

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #14

    mbemba, abdennour, shaqiri in

    Colo, Willo, gouffran out.

    Job done.

  • Graeme

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #15

    Well, thats two decent players “Over the Line” so it looks like Penfold has found it and worked out how to get over it – always a good start.

    The chronic shortage of quality at CB is still there and a LB is still wanted to replace Santon.

    Its a good start in addressing the failures of the past 6 years, but we are by no means a strong squad fit to compete in the Top 8 and challange for the Domestic Cups.

    Keep up the good work Penfold, progress is being made but you are a long way from redemption yet!!!

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #16


    They made him print his own shirt?? The cheap barstewards!! 😀

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #17

    Magpie season,
    Enraptured ! Excellent word !

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #18

    In your face JfA, we’ve signed somebody !

  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #19

    Next shld be Mbemba, Adbennour and Thauvin (I now believe we need a winger).

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #20

    Yeah, JFA

    How could you doubt NUFC. You imbicilic neggar,you!

  • richyg01

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #21

    Yes, we do need a decent crosser, Mit needs service, he thrives off (decent) crosses.

  • John Tudor

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #22

    arsehole lickers

  • EllaGuru

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #23

    If we can get one top CB in, I would rate this as our best transfer window in a long time! I agree with posters here that we need someone to provide Mitrovic some service from out wide, but right now focus has got to be on tightening up what is a dismal defence!
    Happy day today!


  • richyg01

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #25

    Does he pronounce his name Mit-Rich in the Twitter Video??

  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #26

    They said we r going British. I think we r still Continental.

  • nut meg

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #27

    That would be a pretty impressive spine to the team,BUT it would only be a beginning !

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #29

    Excellent news. Mourinho once tipped him to be a future superstar.

    Now for a quality centre!


    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #30

    JfA IN

    Marginally impressed with this, Austin next up top? Couple defenders, RB cover if not Mbemba, out and out winger would be nice

    Might be a top 10 finish this season wahooooo

  • Reyantoon

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #31

    Wooooohooooo… last!

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #32


    mourinho said that about santon, hope we have better luck with mitro

  • paul6257

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #33

    finally… now lets just hope he can get a work permit

  • pawl250

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #34

    Need to get a real decent centre back and a young rb.


    5.YOUNG RB
    6.NEW CB (Mbemba?)

    20.De Jong


    Just let Ferguson, Marveaux and Vuckic go out on loan or end their contracts.


    Janmaat/New rb – Mbemba/STaylor – Coloccini/Lascelles – Haidara/Dummett

    Wijnaldum/Anita – Tiote/Colback

    Sissoko/Obertan – De Jong/Perez – Aarons/Cabella


    Much stronger than last season, especially in depth!

    Me personally I would sell a centre back and bring in two centre backs. I would sell Cisse and bring in Austin/Hernandez and I would bring in a natural winger who can cross. But I cannot argue with our current window.

  • Slank

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #35

    richyg01 @ 28

    ‘..Great article..’

    Almost certain to be sent off against the great unwashed.

  • expatmag

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #36


    Your favourite blog is 12 miles south of the Tyne, mate

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #37

    Great that we’ve signed him, but there’s a lot more signings like that needed to match the ones we’ve let go. Only after then can we it be seen as improving.

    If players are sold after signing these, then that is also a waste of time.

    Multiple steps back, two forward. A lot more to go or it’s like we’ve been running on a treadmill trying to get to the shops. A pointless exercise.

  • hibbit

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #38

    calm down guys thats only 2 signings 2 good signings i agree but only 2 we need more just to stand still

  • JDdubai

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #39

    Abdennour and Mbemba In, offer Colo to Pards for free, send Willo on loan to Rangers for nowt just to get rid of him. Both out of contract next summer thank god.

    Would love this surprise to be Shaqiri, think we still need quality out wide, when/if Aarons gets injured who will replace him? Gouffran? Obertan? cabella is already injured.

    Would like to see Abeid get some gametime this summer, think he has shown enough promise to get a contract extension, more than Sammy has done anyway.

  • catchy in norway

    Jul 21, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #40

    and here is me thinking we wouldnt get good coachs or players to come,


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