First sighting of Mitrovic in Newcastle kit – Photo
The first photo of Aleksandar Mitrovic in Newcastle United colours has just been circulated.
Earlier today Sky Sports’ north east man Keith Downie confirmed that they understood the official confirmation of the striker’s signing is expected to be announced by tomorrow (Tuesday) at the latest.
The photo is said to have been taken at The Hilton on the Gateshead side of the Tyne and the first record we can find of it appearing was via the Twitter account of TheOriginalkr.
The striker scored 26 goals (all competitions) last season for Anderlecht and flew into Newcastle Airport on Sunday afternoon.
The 20 year old striker is widely reported to be due to be joined at St James Park by teammate Chancel Mbemba very shortly.
In advance of Mitrovic flying into Tyneside, details of the deal struck between Newcastle United and Anderlecht & the striker, were reported in the Belgian media.
Het Nieuwsblad said that the following contract details had been 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.
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