London - Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren believes the £13 million signing of Aleksandar Mitrovic showed the Premier League club could still attract the best players.
The 20-year-old Serbia striker, who is the fourth most expensive transfer in the club's history, signed a five-year deal after joining from Anderlecht.
"This is a fantastic signing for us," McClaren told the media.
"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."