Newcastle striker target told ‘Women, food and entertainment is for later’
There were claims last week that Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is a Newcastle striker target in the January transfer window.
Mitrovic has been described as the ‘Serbian Ibrahimovic’ and was signed for £4m in summer 2013 from Partizan Belgrade.
Aleksander Mitrovic’s agent is 38 year-old former Serbian striker Nenad Jestrovic and he said;
“He let himself go with the national team and came back five pounds overweight. A catastrophe!¨ Aleksandar moved little on the field and then I had a good conversation with him.¨
“I said to Aleksandar: ‘Women, food and entertainment is for later, for now you have to concentrate on the football.”
‘Bids’ of £16m…;
“Benfica and Liverpool were willing to pay €13M (£10.4m) for him and Russian outfit Rubin even offered €20M (£16m) but Anderlecht didn’t want to hear about a transfer.¨
“His father and I told him that he’s still young and he’ll have a lot of opportunities to leave Anderlecht in the future, I am sure that price will be even higher when he moves somewhere else.”
The 20 year old made a real name for himself when he scored the dramatic late equaliser earlier this month against Arsenal in the Champions League, the Gunners having led 3-0. Ironically, Arsenal were strongly linked with a move for him before he headed to Belgium last year.
The Serbian was so highly rated in his home country he was playing and scoring for his country as an eighteen year old.
Scoring 16 league goals last season for Anderlecht, Mitrovic has scored another 12 goals already this season in all competitions, including that one at The Emirates.
The striker’s agent appears to be shamelessly hawking him around to generate interest in the lead up to the January window and always hard to see Mike Ashley getting involved in any kind of public auction, especially if there are no fears of relegation when we get to the transfer window.
As for five pounds overweight….not quite sure what Mickey Quinn would have had to say about that!
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