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Mitrovic Deal Goes Through – Now What Happens With The Money?

Newcastle have announced that the deal to take Aleksandar Mitrovic to Fulham has been completed.

Sky Sports have reported the deal is worth £22M initially with £5M in potential additional add-ons and that’s a good deal for Newcastle.

Aleksandar Mitrovic joins Fulham – for £22M

This is what the club have announced on their website:

The forward joins Slavisa Jokanovi?’s side for an undisclosed free, bringing an end to his three-year spell at St. James’ Park.

Twenty-three-year-old Mitrovi?csigned for Newcastle United from Belgian outfit Anderlecht in July 2015, going on to make a total of 72 appearances for the Magpies, scoring 17 times.

The Serbia international spent a spell on loan at Craven Cottage during the second half of last season, making 17 appearances and scoring 12 times as Fulham won promotion from the Championship with a 1-0 win over Aston Villa in the play-off final at Wembley.

The club wishes him well for the future.

With the deal having been closed the big question now is whether Mike Ashley will loosen the purse strings a bit to allow Rafa to bring in more players before the deadline of August 9th at 5:00pm when the transfer window slams shut.

Comments welcome.

272 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #1

    The same place it always goes

  • Ianyd

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #2

    Trying to look on the bright side as I like the lad mitro but I can’t see us spending it all. Too many years of just hoping and nothing becomes of it. I wish him well

  • jazzyp

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Fat cockney w@nker out

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Good luck to him and hope he does well in 36 games next season.

  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #5

    In to the money pit

  • Diddly

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #6

    I’ve always been a glass halve full person. I live in hope but I know nowt willbe spent. I have lived in fantasy land too long. Just go ashley you leach.

  • jazzyp

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Lee Ryder


    Newcastle United make enquiry for Nicolas Tagliafico – but may not be able to afford him
    Hahahahaha what a joke.How the hell can we not afford him

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #8

    I’ll be interested to read what the payment plan is for this. I remember reading somewhere that Fulham only willing to pay £14m upfront, the rest in instalment. This was way back at the start of summer and can’t find the link anymore.

  • ashleysmate

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Good luck to Mitro…always thought he never got a fair run of games

  • Jib

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #10
  • yogz69

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #11

    First time post but I think this will bite us in the ass in a huge way.

  • geordie7373

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #12
  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #13

    I think we need a LB (Bryan) and an AMC (Giorgian de Arrescaeto) – i hope we sign these

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #14

    So what does every last penny the club generate actually mean?

  • jimiley

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Are you stupid or what Ed?
    We all know that most of the money will go in the fat mans pocket.
    Less than two weeks to the end of the widow and the fat man is 35 million in credit. Incredible that our record is 16 million and we are selling a misfit for 27 million. Just goes to show you can buy rubbish for nearly twice our record buy!!!!!!
    We will buy a couple of players and a marquee signing for 25 million and the fat man will have paid out 10 million. Probably the lowest in the Premier League.
    But it will keep the “fans” happy as if we are the last of the big spenders.
    The fans will flock to Sports Direct Arena. Not very clever as always. They are easily duped.
    We will stay up, after a right fight, and Rafa will rightly disappear next May. We will be relegated the following season and the fans will ask: whats going on?
    You can see this all happening now and its two years away.
    Instead of thinking we have had a decent window and flocking to the Arena, we should be supporting Rafa and staying away. Protesting. Thats the only way to keep Rafa here next May. Forcing Ashley out now.

  • hibbit

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #16

    Re Divock Origi
    what sort of money are liverpool looking for i know he cost them £10m ????
    i would have this lad him in a hart beat a real handful to play would be a great buy !!

  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Jail….Ashley probably means, when the club generates it’s last penny, Rafa can have it.

  • SwissSte

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #18

    Ashley’s pocket.

    £35m profit this window, plus £123m from last season minus the real loss of about £20m the season we went down, that’s £138m, of which at least £50m should be available. If you’re not going to put it to transfers, put at least £20m towards the training ground and academy and get Rafa signed, get the project going!

    Oh sorry, I forgot, Ashley’s not interested in actually having a successful club.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #19

    We know what’s coming. When the window slams shut we’re going to get some bollix about Mikey feeling that he was pricing people out with the 400M price tag. He’s now dropping the price to 300M but has had to take money out to do so. The people coming in with the 300M will have signed watertight NDA’s so when any deal falls through we won’t know a thing about why and the cycle continues 🙁

  • Jib

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #20

    How man
    Hev ye seen water charges these days !!!

    Sprinklers ain’t cheap and there’s a bit of
    a drought ye knaa

  • Rowan

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #21

    Best of luck to Mitro – never really had his chance here, for whatever reason, so I wish him well. A little scared that he might outscore most of our team next season and come back to haunt us… But glad this is done as Rafa clearly never favoured him.

    Where will the money go? Hmm. ‘Every last penny’ were the words Ashley used. If Rolando Aarons is right – and I was wondering the same thing – then we should be able to get 2 more players in. Or pay back some of that loan. Or pay for more Sports Direct signage. Or something. Who knows…

  • Optimistic Panda

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #22

    Don’t put a ££££££ on it, Ashley wants his pounds of flesh, you can’t put a value on that!

  • Jib

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #23

    This is not a joke
    Just on Sky news
    House of Fraser have held talks
    with Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley
    about a £50M loan

  • jazzyp

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #24

    Breaking news

    Mike Ashley has just given House of Fraser a 50 mill loan

  • jazzyp

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #25

    Now we know where our money has gone

  • SredniVashtar

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #26

    Geordie 7373737373737373

    I really rate Origi – despite never getting a run in the team he’s averaged about a goal every 2 games for Liverpool most of which were as a sub. I’d love us to get him but Liverpool will probably want 20m plus which is out of the question for us. In addition, with Rondon and Muto already in the door, I can’t see us getting another striker as much as I would love it.

    Re left backs
    If it was a choice between spaghetti and Bryan I’d probably prefer Bryan – better disciplinary record, proven in English football (the championship is probably a similar standard to the eridivisie), is English so would count as home grown, is young and has sell on potential and seems to be cheaper. As spaghetti is not a European national and hasn’t played in the U.K. wouldn’t he need a work permit just like our new boy from the super Mario bros?

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #27

    Jail – “the cycle continues”.
    Definitely a possibility – Rafa is a bit of a hostage at the moment — working his backside off to improve the team/plus keeping his reputation/pride.

    If he succeeds this season – keeping the team up – it can only lead to Mr Tubbs thinking his running of the club is working – ie spend nowt/next to nowt. And the model/cycle will continue.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #28


    Tell ya hero it’s a shame he’s not as committed to Nufc as you are to being the biggest bell end on the blog.

    We’d have won the champions league 5 years in a row if he had your commitment.

  • SredniVashtar

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #29

    Remind me there’s not a house of Fraser in central Newcastle is there? Just need to know how many bricks to bring on my next trip into town

  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #30

    Good news for HOF customers then. They’ll be able to pay for everything they buy over 5 years.

  • jazzyp

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #31

    Newcastle United has sold:

    Andy Carroll
    Moussa Sissoko
    Gini Wijnaldum
    & Aleksandar Mitrovic….. for over £110 million.

    Gotta give props we are the kings of getting bullshit crazy amounts for bang average players. Shame it all goes into fat Ashley’s back pocket

  • Optimistic Panda

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #32

    He’s got no cash, apparently

  • jimiley

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #33

    When the fans turn really anti you can guarantee Miss Stavely will turn up waving at the cameras. SKY might even film the pair of them eating a popadom. A real put up job or what last time around?. We are mugs. In any real buy out, we are the last to know, not the first. Sir John Hall has a massive amount to answer for. He took the silver shilling. God bless Freddie Shepherd. He had the glory of the club at heart. A rich guy but not obscenely rich and not screwing the club rotten. his mistake was he appointed the wrong managers but he backed them in the market.

  • Canuck Mag

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #34

    Nothing against Fulham at all, and there are definitely more clubs I’d like to see relegated before them. Just dont want mitro going off and scoring 20 goals next season. Would be unbearable on here

  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Nobody knew ashleys intentions of advertising his sports shop via the club didn’t include investing sufficiently on the pitch. Apart from him.

  • jazzyp

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #37

    Canuck mag

    Look at the players Mitro will have around him mate at his new club.Half there squad would walk into ours now.
    Sad state of affairs

  • SUTTY1978

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #38

    I wonder if anyone has asked Dwight Gayle if he wants to move to the Baggies? I can’t see any reason why he would want to go there.
    I know he dropped down to the Championship to play for us but we were nailed on favourites for promotion and it’s the biggest club he will ever play for and under a manager who is well renowned.
    At West Brom, nice little club, manager with zero experience, unlikely to get promoted. On less money (if perm). Why would he agree?

  • jimiley

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #39

    He has got no cash because he is investing all the transfer money and the SKY money in his other businesses.
    We made 120 million from SKY in May. Where has it gone? He has made 35 million this summer in transfers/ Where has it gone?
    I know he lent NUFC 160 million ten years ago but he has recouped that lots over in the last 10 years.
    He will never sell. He makes over 100 million in SKY money every year. Free Sports Direct advertising. Gate money. Sponsorship. etc etc. He must be pocketing 100 million a year. Worst case 50 million. Why would he sell for 300 million. He will leave when he dies.
    STAY AWAY to get rid.

  • Jib

    Jul 30, 2018 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #40

    Huddersfield Town fancy Christian Atsu
    We should swap him for Aaron Mooy

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