Dragan Duric has told Serbian newspaper Mondo that a £15m deal has been agreed to take Aleksandar Mitrovic from Anderlecht to Newcastle.

Duric is the former Partizan Belgrade president who sold the striker to Anderlecht and picked up a lot of criticism at the time.

However, now Dragan Duric feels he has been vindicated because as well as the initial €5m Partizan picked up at the time, the then President had a clause inserted that entitled the Serbian club to 20% of any profit, with Duric claiming that Partizan will now pick up a further €3.4m.

If the deal has indeed been agreed and the details are as Duric has described, it would mean a fee of around €22m has been agreed by Newcastle, which at today’s exchange rate is the equivalent of just over £15m.

This is what Dragan Duric told Mondo:

“All of you criticised me when I sold Mitrovic and now it has turned out that it was an excellent move.

“We sold him for €5m and now Partizan will gain another €3.4m – a total of €8.4 million of one player. According to my information, the transfer of Mitrovic to Newcastle is a done deal, it is a matter of time before he signs.”

United have been regularly connected with Aleksandar Mitrovic and the latest was on 5 May when Belgian press claimed that Newcastle had agreed a £15m deal for Anderlecht’s exciting striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Immediately though, Anderlecht General Manager, Herman Van Holsbeeck, said that there was no truth in the story and nothing had been agreed between Newcastle and Anderlecht.

With 26 goals in 46 starts for Anderlecht this year, the 20 year old striker who has been dubbed the ‘Serbian Ibrahimovic’ would be a major shot in the arm for Newcastle fans and definitely point to a more realistic and ambitious outlook on the transfer market.

  • Bishbosh11

    I don’t believe anything until I see it with my own eyes! When he runs on the pitch at SJP, THEN I will believe it. There’s also the small matter of avoiding relegation to deal with first!!!

  • Stephen Walton

    Ashley, 15million?

  • truemagpie

    Would prefer charlie Austin tbh. But why not both. But this is nufc under Ashley. I think we will end up with ONLY one loan signing ( allegedly from barca), and he is actually the replacement for Perez+Cissé who are gonna be sold in this summer. So, ladies and gentlemen, Rivière and the loanee for the 15/16 season, in Championship. oh ya, the loanee won’t be coming to Championship. so, adam Armstrong and Riviere for the next season.

  • jimblag

    truemagpie Kuqi might come back out of retirement for us.

  • Porciestreet

    truemagpie Your talking absolute rubbish, nobody knows what Trashley will do, not even the man himself.

  • Polarboy

    If he is signed it will most likely be on the understanding that he will be allowed to sing for one of the top six should he be a success. A year to 18 months and he’ll be gone in likelihood.

  • A lex

    £15m out means a bunch of money coming in. ‘Net’ spend on one forward it certainly won’t be.

  • stepaylor

    15 million seems alot but at this age Ashley knows it will do 2 things, 1 – help quieten the fans for a while and 2 – make him a fortune if he does well and goes to a top side for 30 million in 2 years.

  • stepaylor

    by the way, i would also prefer Charlie Austin, similar players but Austin has proved himself in the premier league