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Aleksandar Mitrovic Newcastle United transfer investigated as part of police raids on Wednesday

3 years ago

Aleksandar Mitrovic moved to Newcastle United in summer 2015 for around £14m and now that move is reported to be part of a investigation into alleged moneylaundering.

Wednesday morning has seen police carry out raids in Belgium at Anderlecht’s stadium and training ground, as well as at the Belgian FA and player management company ‘One Goal Management’.

All of the Belgian media are covering the case, including HLN, DH and Sporza.

The public prosecutor has told the Belgian media that this raid is completely separate from the large scale fraud investigation in Belgian football (Operation Zero), that started in October.

The investigation is claimed to centre around transfers that happened between 2013 and 2015, Newcastle having bought both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba from Anderlect in summer 2015.

Large quantities of documents are said to have been seized in the raids at the various locations, as the police investigation looks to tie everything together.

Super agent Pini Zahavi was involved in the deal that brought Aleksandar Mitrovic to St James Park but he has denied any collaboration with the company One Goal Management in the Serbian striker’s deal.

Recent media reports have claimed that Pini Zahavi has been engaged by Mike Ashley to line up a potential replacement for Rafa Benitez.

Both Anderlecht and the Belgian FA have confirmed that they are cooperating fully with the investigation.


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