NUFC braced for £13.5m bid from French giants – club set £18m asking price

Lyon have made Aleksandar Mitrovic their number one attacking target this summer and are are set to step up their interest by lodging a £13.5m bid for the Serbian striker, according to The Northern Echo this morning.

The French giants had been targeting Borussia Monchengladbach star Thorgan Hazard – the younger brother of Eden – however have switched their attentions to Mitrovic after being told Hazard will not be sold for less than €25m.

A formal offer of €15m (£13.5m) is expected in the coming days, however The Echo claim Lee Charnley will demand at least €20m (£18m) for the 22-year old.

Mitrovic divides opinion, but his disappointing return of just 4 goals last season have seen several Newcastle fans urge the club to accept the initial offer of £13.5m and move him on.

Given the inflated market, it is easy to see why Charnley may attempt to try his luck, but we believe £13.5m is a generous offer for a player who struggled to score goals in the Championship last season – never mind £18m.

Benitez is set to receive ‘every penny’ from player sales, and £13.5m for Mitrovic – a player whose days at Newcastle look numbered – could be put towards a quality addition to the squad.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

2 thoughts on “NUFC braced for £13.5m bid from French giants – club set £18m asking price

  1. Mitro needs a run of games which he will not get in the Premier League under Rafa, so good luck to him and bet he gets 20 plus in France next season.

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  2. Buying and selling in today’s market is like playing poker. Worth trying to hold out when selling as well as buying. There will be a flurry of mad deals at the end of the window. Some cascading of players is inevitable. Let’s hope Rafa plays a good hand!

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