The fine details of a ‘Monster’ contract Newcastle are claimed to have offered to Aleksandar Mitrovic have been made public by the Belgian Media.
The offer to both Anderlecht and the striker will supposedly see Mitrovic at last become a Newcastle United player, unless the likes of Roma, Porto, or Benfica match the terms…
Having been left out of the last two friendlies in anticipation of his imminent transfer (somewhere..), Mitrovic will also miss the glamour friendly tomorrow against Lazio – the league season kicking off the following Sunday against Waasland Beveren.
Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad report that both clubs are now fed up with the delay, which I think we can all relate to.
They go on to say that the father and brother of Aleksandar Mitrovic, accompanied by their lawyer, met Anderlecht General Manager, Herman Van Holsbeeck to discuss the player’s departure and to see if there had been contact from any other club…
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.