Aleksandar Mitrovic will sign for Newcastle United today, according to the media in Belgium.
Top selling newspaper over there, Het Laatste Nieuws, say that negotiations took place between Anderlecht and Newcastle on Thursday, with a five year deal expected to be signed today.
Anderlecht’s General Manager, Herman Van Holsbeeck. has been sticking out for his valuation of around 17m/18m Euro (around £12m/£13m) and the Belgian newspaper expects that to be the ballpark figure.
We wait and see whether this is ‘the one’ that breaks Newcastle’s duck this summer, with 26 goals in 46 starts for Anderlecht this past season the 20 year old striker who has been dubbed the ‘Serbian Ibrahimovic’ has all the potential in the world if he can translate his form into the Premier League.
Het Laatste Nieuws (HLN) today:
‘According to our information, Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic will almost certainly agree a contract for five seasons at Newcastle.
Yesterday you could read in this newspaper that Anderlecht and Newcastle were at the table about Mitrovic . Yesterday, the case gathered momentum.
Sources close to the case expect the deal still to be agreed this week (today) .
The specific amount that Anderlecht will eventually land for the Serbian striker is not known, though Herman Van Holsbeeck (Anderlecht General Manager) has always said he would stick to the transfer of 17 to 18 million euros.’