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Newcastle’s World Cup transfer hitlist – Part Two

Date: 29th June 2014 at 7:39pm
Written by Chris Knight

In spite of Mike Ashley's frugal nature, Newcastle United are expected to make moves in the summer transfer window. Alan Pardew has already secured the signatures of Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback, but more arrivals at St James' Park are anticipated over the coming months. Although the World Cup may prove a hindrance in pushing through deals, it also provides the perfect showcase for international talent. Whilst attacking reinforcements are believed to be the priority, Newcastle could do with adding depth to a threadbare squad. Following on from Part One then, here is the second installment of the Magpies World Cup transfer hitlist. IVAN PERISIC Although Croatia have already been eliminated from the competition, Perisic still managed to impress with his performances in Group A. The Wolfsburg midfielder netted against both Cameroon and Mexico. The latest rumours suggest that Everton have already opened talks over a potential £8 million move for the 25 year old. If Wolsburg are willing to accept an offer this low, Pardew should seriously consider making an offer for Perisic. JORDY CLASIE One of the Netherlands rising starlets, Clasie has watched from the bench so far this summer. The diminutive central midfielder has impressed at Feyenoord over the last year. Louis Van Gaal is believed to be interested in convincing Clasie to follow him to Old Trafford later in the summer. But with the Cabaye money lying around and then some, the Dutchman would be a suitable replacement for the influential Frenchman. KI SUNG-YEUNG Having already acquired Colback from their fierce rivals, Newcastle could look to anger the Black Cats further by moving for the South Korean midfielder. The 25 year old enjoyed an impressive loan spell at the Stadium of Light last season. With the player entering the final year of his contract, Swansea could be tempted to accept a lower fee rather than risk losing the midfielder on a free next summer. Poyet is believed to rate the South Korean highly but no deal as of yet has been agreed. KIM BO-KYUNG Kim may not be one of the first snapped up by the vultures circling Cardiff City. The midfielder isn't even a consistent starter for South Korea. But in glimpses, the 24 year old displayed promise in ... Read More

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