Loads of Newcastle fans have been running the rule over the latest transfer news, as reports in Germany claim the Magpies are chasing Nurnberg midfielder Patrick Erras.
According to Bild, Newcastle are “keen” on a move for Erras this summer, but will face plenty of competition for his signature.
Erras will enter the final year of his contract next season, meaning it’s exactly the type of deal Mike Ashley will go for, and the report claims a whole host of English clubs are interested.
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Of course, Newcastle will be in need of some midfield reinforcements; Isaac Hayden and Jonjo Shelvey are both likely to depart while Mo Diame’s future is still anyone’s guess.
Erras is only 24, but standing at 6 ft 5 he would provide a huge boost in physicality to Newcastle’s midfield.
Plenty of fans have given their verdict on the links though, and they’re getting more and more fed up of Ashley’s bargain hunting…
We offer €1.5m payable in 4 years.
— Karl Moss (@k7mossy) April 10, 2019
Nice to see we’re lining up replacements (hopefully) for when Diame and Hayden leave, if only we could find some cheap players for all positions to be linked with and never buy (ever the pessimist when it comes to our transfers sorry)
— Matthew (@WorAyoze) April 10, 2019
Debenhams not harrods
— David Singleton (@mindblower46) April 10, 2019
hopefully if he did join he would be good, but looking at transfermarkt it isn’t exactly a transfer to help push us to the next level
— Joe (@Futman11Jr) April 10, 2019
I’m not sure why you’d be expecting signings to push us to the next level. This is Mike Ashley’s Newcastle United.
— Sam GC (@Funguslover) April 10, 2019
— Mark Redpath (@mcredpath1) April 10, 2019
Well, Nurnberg is one of the worst teams in the whole league and he doesn’t start for them regularly. £5M is a lot for someone who’s hardly done anything all season.
— James Jukes (@JamesJukes2) April 10, 2019
He’d only be backup anyway
— ً (@daniricciardo) April 10, 2019