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WATCH: Mitrovic wants goals at Newcastle United

Newcastle United striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is aiming to score the goals to help brings success to the club.

The 20-year-old Serbia international joined the Magpies from Belgian side Anderlecht on a five-year deal for a fee of around £13 million this summer.

Mitrovic could make his Premier League debut when Newcastle host Southampton in their opening game of the new season on Sunday.


Borussia Monchengladbach arrive in Newcastle

Borussia Monchengladbach have arrived in Newcastle ahead of their pre-season friendly match against Newcastle United.

The German side face the Magpies at St James' Park on Saturday 1 August.

The club posted a picture of the team arriving in Newcastle on Twitter:

Borussia Monchengladbach en route to Tyneside

Borussa Monchengladbach have departed Germany and are on their way to the North East for a pre-season friendly against Newcastle United.

The Bundesliga club face the Magpies at St James' Park on Saturday 1 August. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 3pm.

The club posted a video showing their departure at the airport on twitter:

Newcastle Utd signs Anderlecht defender Chancel Mbemba

Anderlecht defender Chancel Mbemba has been signed to Newcastle United Credit: PA

20-year-old Chancel Mbemba has become Newcastle United's third summer signing, after completing the switch from Anderlecht.The DR Congo international defender has agreed a five-year deal on Tyneside.

The club announced the signing after receiving a Governing Body Endoresment for the player at an FA hearing held earlier today. The player is now required to apply for his visa overseas before he is able to rejoin his new teammates in Newcastle next week.

"I'm very, very happy to be here. This is the biggest league in the world and I'm very proud to wear the shirt for this team and play in this league.

“I'm going to do everything I can to help make the supporters happy, to help out my team-mates and to bring something extra to the team.

"I know the team very well. I've watched the Premier League and I know this is a massive team with big players and with a great coach.

“I've come here to Newcastle United because it's a very good move in my career to play for such a famous club. I am excited for the season ahead."

– Chancel Mbemba

"We are delighted that Chancel is now a Newcastle United player after it took a little longer than we had hoped.

“He is a proven performer at the highest level, he’s powerful, combative and will add quality to our defence. He also has an eye for goal which is an extra asset for us.

"We'll get him integrated into the squad quickly once he's with us. Unfortunately due to the time it takes to process the visa application that won’t be in time for our final friendly on Saturday, but our focus will be to make sure he will be ready and available as soon as possible.

"I'm sure our supporters will take to him very quickly, he's the sort of player fans will enjoy watching."

– Steve McClaren

Born in Kinshasa, Mbemba played youth football for a number of local sides in his homeland before joining Belgian giants Anderlecht in 2011.

After rising through the ranks at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, he became a first-team regular and played a key role in Anderlecht being crowned Belgian Pro League champions in 2014, as well as lifting back-to-back Belgian Super Cups in 2013 and 2014.

He played in all six of Anderlecht’s group stage games in the Champions League last season, scoring both goals in their 2-0 home win over Galatasaray in November 2014.


York City to face Newcastle United in friendly

York City's ground Bootham Crescent Credit: PA

York City face Premier League side Newcastle United in a pre-season friendly at Bootham Crescent tonight.

The Minstermen haven't won any of their opening five pre-season fixtures. While the Magpies have won just twice, a 1-0 win away to Gateshead and a 1-0 victory against Sacramento Republic on the club's tour of the USA.

Meanwhile, Middlesbrough face Barnsley at Oakwell in a pre-season friendly this evening.

Both matches are scheduled for a 7:45pm kick-off.

Newcastle striker Armstrong makes Coventry loan switch

Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong has joined League One side Coventry City on loan Credit: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong has joined League One side Coventry City on loan until the New Year.

The 18-year-old academy graduate will work under former Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray at the Ricoh Arena until 16th January 2016.

Armstrong joined the Magpies aged nine and progressed through the youth ranks before making his first-team debut against Fulham in March 2014, becoming the second youngest player to represent the club in the Premier League.

He is expected to make his Coventry debut in a pre-season friendly against Cambridge tonight.

Newcastle deal for Mbemba moving closer

Anderlecht's Chancel Mbemba Credit: VIRGINIE LEFOUR/Belga/Press Association Images

Newcastle United are closing in on a deal for Anderlecht's Chancel Mbemba.

The clubs have agreed a transfer for the fullback, and he has now agreed personal terms, and passed a medical in Newcastle.

The documents needed for Mbemba's visa have been submitted to the FA, but the governing body is unable to consider the club's application until Thursday 30 July.

Newcastle United says it'll update supporters as soon as it gets a decision from the FA.

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