It is an exciting time at Newcastle United. After years of frustration at the hands of Mike Ashley, the Bin Zayed group are interested in buying the Toon, which will give the club plenty of money to spend this summer, although it remains to be seen whether Rafael Benitez will still be manager come the start of the next season. Today’s Newcastle transfer roundup includes Atletico Madrid’s interest in their top scorer, a last-minute bid for an up-and-coming star and interest in a Portuguese left-back.
Atleti interest in Perez
According to Libertad, Atletico Madrid are interested in Ayoze Perez, who was Newcastle’s top scorer last season. However, it appears to be just a simple interest at the moment, with no talk of a bid or negotiations regarding a summer move.
Late offer for Agoume
Lucien Agoume already agreeing terms with Inter Milan did not stop Newcastle launching a last-minute bid for the player according to Gazzetta Dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira. The Toon reportedly offered €8m (£7.1m) for the player, but the 17-year-old has decided to stick to his word and should complete his move from Sochaux to the San Siro shortly.
Almeida catches Newcastle’s eye
Newcastle are interested in Benfica left-back Andre Almeida according to Portuguese outlet Record. However, they are not the only Premier League club to be looking at the player, with Leicester City and Brighton and Hove Albion also keen on the 28-year-old.