Arsenal seem to be snapping up young talents from Europes top leagues as opposed to securing a few world class talents much to the displeasure of the dreaming fans ( me inclusive ) of our beloved club. As we hope for the signing of players like Higuian, Rooney, Jovetic, Capoue, Wayanma, etc!!
In recent weeks, we have been heavily linked with youngsters such as Yaya Sanogo, Clement Grenier, Daniel Crowley and now another youngster has been linked to Arsenal, it is believed that he is close to completing a transfer to the Emirates soon. This player that is believed to be making the switch to the emirates in coming weeks is the young serbian international Aleksandar Mitrovic 18, currently plying trade in Partizan Belgrade.
Aleksandar Mitrovic is a Partizan youth academy product and has been at the club since the age of 11. After spending four years in the youth set-up, he played for Partizan affiliated club Teleoptik in the 2011-12 season. His talent caught everyone’s attention in Serbia and he made his debut for the Serbian U-19 side in the same season. The last season he played for his parent club Partizan and scored 10 goals in 25 appearances (in the league) for the team, as Belgrade club won the league by a comfortable margin.
Mitrovic also made his debut in the Europa league this season as Partizan were knocked out in the group stages. But Mitrovic did leave his mark in the final game of group H as he scored his first Europa League goal and drew level for his club against FK Neftchi, although he also got a red card in the second half of the match (after coming on as a substitute). Sinisa Mihajlovic (Serbian coach) said had this to say about Mitrovic few days back, before the qualifier match against Belgium – “The lad has earned his first cap but I have yet to decide whether he will start against Belgium or if he will play any part at all. “He is young, brave, talented and has a killer instinct akin to top strikers, hence he might be the ultimate solution to our problems up front and I think he is the best striker we have”
According to reports back in Serbia and in Sky Italia, Arsenal have closed in on the young striker and the signing could be made official within a week. Sky Italia journalist Gianluca di Marcio reported this news, although it is yet to be confirmed by either of the clubs.
“One of the best young players in Europe. called Aleksandar Mitrovic and who scored 15 goals last season. was born in 1994, played for Partizan Belgrade, along with Lazar Markovic. Arsenal are expected to completed the move next week” – Gianluca di Marcio wrote. Mitrovic made it to the team of the year in Super Liga and will be another good addition to the Arsenal squad.
Am I excited by the prospect of signing this youngster? Yes!! It is always good to plan for the future, on this matter I will always agree with Arsene wenger because such gambles might just pay off, no one will bypass the chance to have the next Gareth Bale, Messi or Ronaldo in their team if they don’t have to pay over the odds for him. However, I am still hoping Arsene Wenger will sign up some quality players in enhance our chances of ending our trophy drought.