English Premiership

Magpies seal Mitrovic swoop

2015-07-21 11:14
Aleksandar Mitrovic has joined Newcastle United (nufc.co.uk)

Cape Town - Newcastle United have completed the signing of striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, subject to the player receiving the appropriate visa.

The Premier League club confirmed the news on their website on Tuesday.

The club released a statement confirming the deal for Anderlecht forward which made Mitrovic the fourth most expensive player in the club's history.

The 20-year-old Serbian international put pen to paper on a five-year deal at St. James' Park.

Mitrovic scored 44 goals in 90 appearances across two seasons at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.

"I am so happy to have signed for Newcastle." said  Mitrovic.

"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."

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