Bordeaux enter talks with Newcastle for Aleksandar Mitrovic
Bordeaux are planning a move for Newcastle striker Mitrovic.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Bordeaux have entered talks with Newcastle United for Aleksandar Mitrovic.
The Serbia international joined Newcastle United from Anderlecht for a fee in the region of 18.5 million euros in July 2015. His contract expires in the summer of 2020.
Since his arrival from Anderlecht, Mitrovic has scored 17 goals and provided 10 assists in 72 games for Newcastle United, including two goals in 7 games (257 minutes) in all competitions this season.
The Serbia international started his career with Partizan, then he moved to Anderlecht, before leaving for Newcastle United.
The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Serbia.
Aleksandar Mitrovic has represented Serbia at Under-19 and Under-21 level, winning 19 caps and scoring 13 goals, before making his senior international debut in June 2013. As a member of Serbia national football team, Aleksandar Mitrovic won 33 caps and he scored 11 goals.
The 23-year-old is out of the picture at Newcastle United, which has opened the door for a potential exit.
The report claims that Bordeaux manager has extensively scouted Mitrovic and is considering a move for the striker.
Jocelyn Gourvennec is a long term admirer of Mitrovic and believes he can get the most out of the Serbia international.
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According to the report, Bordeaux have made an approach to Newcastle United for striker Aleksandar Mitrovic. The Serbia international has also been discussed by West Bromwich Albion as manager Alan Pardew wants a forward ideally with Premier League experience. Newcastle want to recoup the 18.5 million euros they paid for Mitrovic so that the funds can be channeled into strengthening their own squad but Bordeaux are reluctant to pay that much. Mitrovic has made it clear he wants to leave himself as he remains on the periphery of the first team.
How strong that interest is and whether Bordeaux will make a winter move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
A move away from Newcastle United is not only the best move for Aleksandar Mitrovic, but also for the club.