Newcastle signing Aleksandar Mitrovic has seemingly confirmed that his former Anderlecht teammate Chancel Mbemba will also sign for the Magpies this week.
20 year-old Aleksandar Mitrovic had a lot of good things to say about Newcastle United after he had signed along the bottom line for Newcastle and he gave a number of interviews.
Chancel Mbemba – coming to Newcastle
He also explained why the deal had dragged on for a couple of weeks, and it wasn’t because they were waiting for Porto or Roma to come in for him, but there was not full agreement on the fee between the two clubs, and the local papers did report that multiple times.
In the Belgium press it was reported last Friday that Mbemba would soon follow his team-mate and pal to Newcastle and it was a done deal.
In one of his interviews – with Belgian outlet Het Belang vaan Limburg – this is what Aleksandar said:
“I know the players of Newcastle only from Match of the Day on the BBC.”
“It’s so nice that Chancel Mbemba will also come.” “I’ll be reunited with my regular opponent in training.”
That statement wasn’t a shock in Belgium at all.
And then just to make sure everybody knew where he was going, Chancel Mbemba announced this morning he would definitely be signing for Newcastle, and that would be a dream come true for him.
The news is that Chancel is traveling for his medical tomorrow and all being well should be announced as a Newcastle player on Friday.
It will be interesting to see if we see photos of him at Newcastle Airport sometime tomorrow.
And Steve McClaren tonight said Newcastle are after some players that are not even on the radar screens of Newcastle fans and that we’ll be surprised.
Messi and Ronaldo are probably two of the players we will now be bringing in.