Newcastle aim for 23-goal striker, Tottenham need to beat them to the transfer

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Newcastle United are linked with signing Aleksandr Mitrovic, who would be an ideal signing for Tottenham.

Newcastle United have been linked with the signature of in-form Serbian striker Aleksandr Mitrovic.

The 20-year-old is one of Europe's top strikers in his age group, and headed the crucial equaliser for Anderlecht in their 3-3 draw away to Arsenal last week.

He has netted 23 goals for the club since signing for them last summer, and it is not just Newcastle who should be taking an interest, as they have been credited with doing by The Mirror.

With the paper reporting he could be available for around £5 million, it is a no-brainer for a side in need of a striker like Tottenham to make him a priority.

Alternative options being pitched by the papers include Premier League based duo Jay Rodriguez of Southampton and Saido Berahino of West Brom.

Yet either player would cost in the region of £20 million, such is the over-inflated price placed on their exploits early in their careers.

Mitrovic, at 20, already comes with more experience. He is a full international with four caps and one goal for Serbia, and is gaining vital experience in the Premier League.

A look at the clubs linked with his signature already in his career, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich and Arsenal, says everything there is to know about his potential.

At the price touted, even for £10 million, he could be a steal, and if Tottenham stand by and allow Newcastle to snap him up, only to spend double the money on a player of a similar age, it could be a big mistake.

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