Report: Newcastle reveal main reason for interest in Mitrovic

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Newcastle United will reportedly scout Aleksandar Mitrovic of Anderlecht this weekend.

The Chronicle has reported that Newcastle United have made signing 20-year-old Serbian forward Aleksandar Mitrovic their main priority for the summer.

The Magpies are thought to be working away on a number of transfer plans, with things still unclear over who will be the manager next season.

The paper states that the main reason the Magpies feel Mitrovic would be ideal for the team is because his height and frame will allow him to cope with the competitive physical nature of Premier League football.

The paper also suggests that Newcastle could scout him this weekend as Serbia go to Portugal in the latest round of international fixtures.

The absence of Papiss Cisse has exposed a need for the club to add some firepower in attack and Mitrovic seemingly represents a good long term investment.

He will cost a fee of around £15 million according to the Chronicle’s report, which the club can pay but Mike Ashley will have to resist getting rid of someone before he comes in, with other clubs thought to be watching him ahead of making moves of their own.

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