It’s being reported in some Swiss newspapers today that Newcastle United have a definite interest in Gokhan Inler.
Gokhan Inler – 24 year old Swiss midfielder
Inler is a Swiss midfielder of Turkish origin, who currently plays for Udinese Calcio in the Italian Serie A league.
There is news coming from one of our readers in Switzerland, that Newcastle’s Football Director Denis Wise has already met with the Swiss star, and today there are a number of Swiss newspapers who are also reporting the story.
The fee is said to be around 10M euros – which is around Â£7.9M, and Newcastle are reported to be willing to pay the 24 year-old 3.5M euros per year, which is around Â£2.7M, (Â£53K/week).
That seems a big fee and big wages for a player not very well known.
His club will let him go because he is said to have a 10M euro release clause in his contract.
Gokhan, who was born inÂ Olten, Switzerland, is just under 6 ft tall, and is a member of the Swiss national team.
He made his debut for his country in September, 2006, in an international friendly against Venezuela in Basel.
If this story is true, it seems a lot of money to pay for a player who is young and unproven in the Premier league.
Years Club App Goals 2004-2005 FC Basel 0 0 2005â€“2006 FC Aarau 25 3 2006â€“2007 FC Zurich 52 3 2007â€“ Udinese Calcio 32 3 2006 Switzerland 15 1
What do you think?