Newcastle desperate to nab PSV ace

Newcastle are set to increase their bid for PSV left back Erik Pieters according to the Daily Mail as they strive to replace Jose Enrique.

Magpies boss Alan Pardew want’s Pieters to replace the Spaniard who left St James’ Park to sign for Liverpool.

His interest in the defender was revealed last week and is now preparing a new bid to bring him to Tyneside.

With the North East derby against Sunderland on Sunday fast approaching Pardew is set to raise his offer for the Dutchman to £7 million.

He wants the 23-year-old in place before the game at the Stadium of Light and is set to use the £5.5 million raised from the Enrique deal to make that a reality.

Ryan Taylor deputised against Arsenal in Saturday’s Premier League opener putting in an admirable shift but Pardew wants a specialist.

PSV are struggling financially and are prepared to reluctantly sell the left back in an order to boost the coffers.

Pieters is keen to move to the North East and is exactly the type of player Newcastle are looking for to replace Enrique.

He certainly holds more experience than the Spaniard with 10 caps for Holland and extensive Champions League experience along with his age and potential resale value fitting into the structure at St James’ Park.