17 Things Newcastle Fans Need To Know About Aleksandar Mitrovic

Magpies fans are in a state of shock as NUFC actually look to be making more signings...

Newcastle United have gone into overdrive - and Magpies supporters are in a state of confused shock, excitement and outright delirium. The Magpies are closing on their second signing of the summer transfer window, with Aleksandar Mitrovic set to arrive in a £12.3 million deal from Belgian side Anderlecht. After saying goodbye to his Anderlecht teammates, Mitrovic flew into the North East on Saturday to complete his medical. First, Newcastle recruited attacking-midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum from PSV Eindhoven for £14.5 million last week to finally break their summer transfer duck. Now, Mitrovic has flown to Tyneside in order to undergo his medical and complete his move to St James' Park. Charlie Austin has been touted all summer as the man Newcastle would bring in to lead their line, yet the Magpies have identified Serbian international Mitrovic as that man. The 20-year-old arrives for around £12.3 million on a five-year-deal and could even wear the No 11 shirt currently occupied by Yoan Gouffran, although that is yet to be confirmed. But who is Mitrovic? What are his strengths? And what will he bring to McClaren's side? Well, here are 17 things Newcastle fans need to know about Aleksandar Mitrovic...

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