Sunderland Opted Against Signing Newcastle Striker

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Aleksandar Mitrovic was a target for Sunderland at the start of the transfer window, though Dick Advocaat opted against signing the hotshot Serbian international before he signed for bitter rivals Newcastle, according to the Sunderland Echo.

Advocaat cast an eye over Mitrovic at Anderlecht, but ultimately felt that the 20-year-old wasn’t suited to his style of play, while there were also questions raised about his temperament. The £13 million fee proved to be...

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