Aleksandar Mitrovic has personally confirmed that he is on his way to Newcastle.
After ‘one or two’ twists and turns this epic transfer saga looks to be almost at an end.
With the Serbian striker expected to go through his medical this weekend.
Using his personal Facebook page, Mitrovic said the following this Saturday afternoon:
“Its over! Again in black and white :))
“Thank you RSC Anderlecht !
“Thank you for everything!”
The black and white reference of course is to Partizan Belgrade, the club who Anderlecht paid 5m euros to for the striker as an 18 year old.
Earlier today we brought you the following, with the Belgian media reporting that they’d been told the offer that had been made to both Anderlecht and Mitrovic.
‘According to their information, Het Nieuwsblad have revealed the following contract details offered by Newcastle United:
Anderlecht will receive 16.5m euros (£11.5m) plus bonuses if Mitrovic reaches certain landmarks.
Of that 16.5m euros, Partizan Belgrade will receive 2.3m euros (£1.6m), which is their 20% sell-on clause agreed when Anderlecht paid them 5m euros for the striker.
Anderlecht will also receive 5% of any subsequent sale of Mitrovic by Newcastle.
Mitrovic would receive 2.4m euros (£1.7m basic pay – £33,000 a week)
Elsewhere in the Belgian media, it is also reported that there will be big performance related bonuses to clinch the deal on top of his basic wage.
Mitrovic will be paid 23,500 euros (£16,000) for each Newcastle win and 11,700 euros (£8,000) for each draw.’
Based on last season’s Premier League results (10 wins, 9 draws), that would have seen Mitrovic receive approximately an extra £232,000, adding on average £5,000 to his weekly pay.
***Following this Facebook posting going up, some Belgian media sources have claimed that Mitrovic doesn’t have a Facebook page – another twist…?