Arsenal linked Aleksandar Mitrovic has been told to join Manchester City by a former Liverpool player.
Mitrovic has enjoyed a phenomenal rise in the game. He had just been promoted to Partizan Belgrade’s first team and scored 13 in his debut season earning him a call up to the Serbian national team before he went for the European Under 19 tournament.
He bagged 6 goals in 6 games earning him the European Under 19 Golden Ball and further enhancing his reputation as a monster in front of goal. He was subjected to a lot of interest from a host of European clubs during the summer. Sky Italia even claimed that Arsenal had agreed to sign him ahead of Napoli, Fiorentina and Porto.
He ended up going to Anderlecht for 5 million euros after he was assured a first team spot. He is currently enjoying another successful season as he has already bagged 13 goals in 23 appearances.
He enjoys a growing reputation in the game and the belief is that he will be at a major club in the next 2-3 years. His compatriot and former Liverpool player Milan Jovanovic had glowing praises to sing of him.
He told Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblade: “When I came to Standard in 2006, I was 2005 and I played for Vojvodina Novi Sad, Shakhtar Donetsk and Lokomotiv Moscow.
“On his 25th Mitrovic should play at Manchester City or a big German club. He’s a real finisher, a scourge in the box. You can never be 100% sure, but I predicted it all in Romelu Lukaku. Mitrovic is different, but he is built for the summit.”
Mitrovic certainly appears to be the real deal and Arsenal are interested in him. It is unfortunate that his countryman thinks that City are the only big club in England. Hope he doesn’t think that way too. It would be sad if he went to City after they are disbarred from the Champions League for indulging in financial doping.