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Brighton & Hove Albion linked with Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic

Brighton & Hove Albion appear to have a genuine interest in signing Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic this winter.

According to the football transfer rumours in British Media, Brighton & Hove Albion are linked with Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

The Serbia international has joined Newcastle from Anderlecht for a fee in the region of 18.5 million euros in July 2015. The 23-year-old has a valid contract with Newcastle until June 2020.

Since his arrival from Anderlecht, Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored 17 goals and provided 10 assists in 67 games for Newcastle, including two goals in two games in all competitions this season.

The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Serbia.


Aleksandar Mitrovic
Aleksandar Mitrovic


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 has won 29 caps and has scored 10 goals.

The 23-year-old is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by Newcastle this winter and the list of suitors in the Serbia international continues to grow.

Chris Hughton wants to sign a new striker this winter and Aleksandar Mitrovic is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

The Serbia international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of attacking player Chris Hughton wants to target in the winter transfer window.

Brighton & Hove Albion will be in the market for just a handful of statement signings this winter who can improve the first-team.




According to the report in British Media, Mitrovic was eligible to start the Magpies’ draw with Liverpool but Rafael Benitez did not name him in the matchday squad in what might be the source of the rumour.

How strong that interest is and whether Brighton & Hove Albion will make a winter move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

Aleksandar Mitrovic would reportedly be interested in a move this winter, but if Brighton & Hove Albion do want him, they will have to beat those other interested clubs to his signature.


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