Mitrovic has landed
Sunday afternoon has seen images and video footage circulate of Aleksandar Mitrovic arriving at Newcastle Airport.
The striker set for his medical before a move is officially confirmed.
The 20 year old has been the subject of a very public transfer saga and I’m guessing a fair few fans will be hoping he lives up the hype and has been worth the hassle.
On Saturday, the media in Belgium revealed what had been offered in the end to reach agreement with Anderlecht and the (soon to be) new signing.
According to their information, Belgian media organisation 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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