Newcastle are reportedly set to secure a deal for Sweden international Emil Krafth, and fans are excited about the signing.
The Magpies hadn’t had a lot to shout about this summer, but the last few weeks have seen three new faces arrive on Tyneside.
The club smashed their transfer record on Joelinton to kick things off, and last week brought a double swoop for Jetro Willems and Allan Saint-Maximin.
Now, French outlet Courrier Picard claim Krafth is on his way to St. James’ Park as the fourth new signing this summer.
The report claims Amiens withdrew the 25 year-old from their squad this weekend for fear of an injury that could scupper the transfer.
Krafth has five goals and ten assists in 147 career appearances as a right-back, and has racked up 20 caps for Sweden, per Transfermarkt.
And fans are hopeful he will be an upgrade on the aforementioned pair, as you can see from the Twitter reactions down below…
Would be a decent addition
— Adrian (@Adrian____29) August 4, 2019
An underrated defender, but is really dependable, strong, both on and off the ball, got some pace and has decent crosses and loves to follow up on attacks.
— TheSwedishBeard (@TehSwedishBeard) August 4, 2019
only 25 and already looks decent. good signing for that cheap as well.
— ???? (@WonjoMelvey) August 4, 2019
He’s class on what I’ve seen can score a goal or two too ?
— Just A Mag007 (@mrtboy64) August 4, 2019
20 caps for Sweden so can’t be too bad
— Adam Murray (@adam_murray17) August 4, 2019
Makes sense. Young player with promise and in today’s market, €2.5m is buttons so low risk.
God, I just want to see this team succeed.
— Mike Ashley is a liar (@PhilofNCL) August 4, 2019
Sounds pretty decent then!
— Gareth Boon (@kvltswingking) August 4, 2019