Newcastle United are chasing Norwegian defender Brede Hangeland of FC Copenhagen according to SkySports.com – and the player’s agent says that Newcastle are one of the teams interested in acquiring Hangeland.
Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce is actively looking for at least three defenders to bring into the club before the season kicks off at Bolton on August 11th.
Brede Hangeland has attracted the interest of a number of clubs after impressing for both club and country over the last few seasons.
The 26-year-old who has been linked with Newcastle for several weeks is said to be interested in a move to England – as he wants to play in a bigger European league. Copenhagen are reported to be reluctant to lose their 6’4â€ defender, but they are not likely to be able to turn down a reasonable offer for Hangeland.
The player’s agent Jim Solbakken admitted Newcastle were one of several clubs tracking his client Brede Hangeland.
“There is a lot of interest in Brede,” “Yes Newcastle are one of several clubs interested.
“Brede would definitely like to play in such a competition as the Premier League, but it depends on Copenhagen.
“If they receive the right offer and the right club comes in for Brede maybe he could leave.
“We will wait and see what happens.”
Newcastle fans are certainly hoping that new faces will be coming to Newcastle shortly – as we are still short of defensive cover. This is not unlike last season when we failed to sign the defenders we needed on the last day of the transfer window – and were left with inadequate cover. That squad became decimated by injury and many of Newcastle’s young players were drafted into the first team.
We still have over a month of the transfer window left and that is unlikely to happen under the watchful eyes of Sam Allardyce who is busy scouring the marker for defensive talent. Sam has said that his goal for this week is to bring in two defenders to Newcastle.
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