Mitrovic becomes the club’s second signing of the summer after former PSV captain Georginio Wijnaldum and he is expected to become the club’s first choice striker.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 21, 2015
The fee is undisclosed but on the website it says that it is their fourth biggest transfer in history and a report from the Guardian suggested it would be £13 million.
Here’s what he had to say about the move!
I am so happy to have signed for Newcastle.” “I visited the stadium and it is amazing.
I have played in a lot of impressive stadiums in my career but St. James’ Park is so big, I can’t wait to play my first game here.”
“I know how passionate the fans are. This is a club with a very big history and the fans are a big part of that. There will be pressure here, for sure, but I like pressure.
“I also know about the famous players who have played for Newcastle United, like Alan Shearer, who is a hero of mine. I hope I can play like him for this Club. It will be an honour.”
Newcastle United head coach Steve McClaren added:
“This is a fantastic signing for us. We have fought off a lot of competition to secure a top young talent in Europe.
“Aleksandar is someone who can develop with the team and someone who will help us to get to where we want to go.
“As a Board we have worked hard to make it happen. It is another demonstration that we are wanting to push on.”
Two new big-money transfers in the space of two weeks is unheard of at Newcastle United, and I am delighted we’ve managed to pull off such impressive signings.
It is believed that former Anderlecht teammate, Chancel Mbemba will follow Mitro in the next few days. The club are waiting on Work Permit assurances.
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