Newcastle are certainly being linked with many young stars in the transfer market, and today we are said to be interested in 20 year-old Fiorentina midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanovic.
Zdravko Kuzmanovic – Arsenal said to lead the chase
The Sun says Arsenal lead the pack, in the chase for this young star, and are expected to beat other clubs going after the youngster, which is said to include Newcastle United.
Born in Bern, Switzerland to a family of Serbian expatriates, KuzmanoviÄ‡ holds a Swiss passport, and was signed from Basel for around Â£2M a year ago.
Kuzmanovic has played 25 times for Fiorentina and scored one goal. He played 34 times for Basel making his debut in 2005, at the age of 18 and scored 4 goals. The 6’1″ midfielder has already played 7 times for Serbia and scored 2 goals for his national side.
Arsenal representatives are understood to have flown out to meet officials of the Italian club to thrash out a deal, which is said to be in the region of Â£5M.
We hope Newcastle officials are in there too, trying to get this player, who by all reports is a future star.