Steve McClaren responds as Newcastle-bound Aleksander Mitrovic says goodbyes at Anderlecht

Aleksandar Mitrovic scoring against Arsenal.
Aleksandar Mitrovic scoring against Arsenal.

Steve McClaren has repsonded to Aleksander Mitrovic’s Facebook hint that he was bound for Newcastle United.

The club is close to signing the 20-year-old strikerfrom Anderlecht in a £13million deal.

And Mitrovic – who previously played for Partizan Belgrade – posted on Facebook yesterday that he would be “again in black and white”.

He said: “Its over! Again in black and white. Thank you RSC Anderlecht! Thank you for everything!”

Asked about the proposed Mitrovic deal after last night’s 1-0 win over Sacramento Republic in California, head coach McClaren said: “I think we’re very, very close.

“There’s a lot of speculation. Certainly from the feedback from back home, we’re working very hard to bring one or two more players in.”