Newcastle United are planning for a triple raid on Serie A to signal two gamers from Inter Milan and one from Lazio, based on a report.
It is going to be an fascinating January at St James’ Park after the Saudi-backed takeover of the membership. Newcastle can now dream about making costly signings. Ambitions could also be curtailed whereas nonetheless in a relegation battle, however they might nonetheless have an opportunity of luring some high expertise.
In keeping with a new report from The Times, there are three gamers on their radar from Italy. Specifically, they’re taking a look at Inter duo Stefan De Vrij and Marcelo Brozovic, plus Lazio keeper Thomas Strakosha.
Concentrating on two gamers from a reigning champion exhibits the ambition Newcastle now have. De Vrij and Brozovic each performed vital roles in Inter’s title success final season.
Nevertheless, each have been the topic of switch hypothesis lately. Centre-back De Vrij is reportedly a target for Tottenham Hotspur.
Such a transfer would reunite him with ex-Inter coach Antonio Conte. Nevertheless, Newcastle now appear prepared to supply him an alternate route into the Premier League.
Their pursuit will probably be an fascinating measure of their capacity to compete for targets of De Vrij’s degree, particularly with rival competitors.
But when they’ll get him, he could be a serious assist in addressing a few of their issues. Newcastle have conceded too many objectives up to now this season; solely Norwich have shipped extra within the Premier League.
De Vrij has excelled in a again three for Inter and will have the adaptability to be a hit within the Premier League. It stays to be seen if Newcastle can persuade him.
Their interest in his teammate Brozovic, meanwhile, has already been documented. The Croatia worldwide is out of contract on the finish of the season.
As such, he’s being linked with the subsequent step in his profession after a stable stint at San Siro. Newcastle have been battling the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and once more Tottenham for his signature.
Brozovic additionally has loads of suitors on the continent. However Newcastle are able to make their transfer to try to persuade him.
In each Inter instances, although, it appears unlikely they might have the ability to get their agreements of their present state.
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Lastly, they’re trying in direction of Lazio to rectify a perceived problem with their goalkeeping hierarchy. Martin Dubravka and Karl Darlow are each first rate choices, however there’s a feeling they’ll discover an improve as an out-and-out primary.
There have been hyperlinks with Dean Henderson of Manchester United. Nevertheless, there are doubts in regards to the system of the switch.
It could be simpler to give attention to Strakosha. He has misplaced his place as Lazio’s primary to veteran ex-Liverpool shot-stopper Pepe Reina.
With a contract operating out on the finish of the season, like Brozovic, it might be time for Strakosha to maneuver on. Newcastle would be able to restore him to a role of being a first-choice keeper, which might be ideally suited for the 26-year-old.
Strakosha has made 181 appearances for Lazio throughout his profession. He has saved 53 clear sheets in that point, however has come into query when known as upon lately.
A change of surroundings could give him a recent begin and he could also be a practical choice for Newcastle to think about.