Expected Newcastle signing Aleksandar Mitrovic among Football Manager’s top 20 best-rated youngsters

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Newcastle United are closing in on a deal for Aleksandar Mitrovic, reports claim.

According to an article published by the Spanish edition AS, Newcastle United’s expected signing Aleksandar Mitrovic is among Football Manager’s top 20 best-rated youngsters in Europe.

The popular football video game has been updating its player profiles ahead of the new campaign, and among those are the talented youngsters looking to make headway this season.

The usual suspects are there, such as Manchester United duo Adnan Januzaj and Memphis Depay, but there is also a spot for Anderlecht attacker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

As per a report in the Belgian media outlet HLN, the 20-year-old Serb has agreed a summer switch to Newcastle, with a five-year contract being mooted.

Judging by his potential and the recognition of his talents via the extremely detailed Football Manager, Mitrovic joining the Magpies would represent a real coup for Steve McClaren’s side.

The Toon army have the potential to be a real force in England, yet disappointing transfer dealings and their inability to bring in top-quality youngsters have held them back in recent years.

Mitrovic, a 13-cap full international, scored 20 goals in 37 league appearances for Anderlecht last season, attracting plenty of admirers and a hefty following from a number of Premier League observers.

A report in the Daily Star claims Manchester United were also interested in the youngster, rated as the 15th best in Europe via Football Manager, but it is Newcastle who Mitrovic has allegedly opted for.

Here is the list of Football Manager's top 20 best-rated youngsters in Europe:

1) Youri Tielemans (18, Anderlecht)

2) Martin Ødegaard (16, Real Madrid)

3) Raheem Sterling (20, Liverpool)

4) Leon Goretzka (20, Schalke 04)

5) Adnan Januzaj (20, Manchester United)

6) Julian Brandt (19, Bayer Leverkusen)

7) Memphis Depay (21, Manchester United)

8) Mateo Kovacic (21, Inter)

9) Marquinhos (21, PSG)

10) Max Meyer (19, Schalke)

11) Domenico Berardi (20, Sassuolo)

12) Pierre-Emilie Højberg (19, Bayern Munich)

13) Luke Shaw (19, Manchester United)

14) Bernardo Silva (20, Monaco)

15) Aleksandar Mitrovic (20, Anderlecht).

16) Keita Balde (20, Lazio)

17) Jose Maria Gimenez (20, Atletico Madrid)

18) Gabriel Barbosa (18, Santos)

19) Munhir El-Haddadi (19, Barcelona)

20) Anthony Martial (19, Monaco)

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