The Mail today are reporting that Newcastle’s move for Swiss International midfielder, Gokhan Inler, is getting closer to completion.
Gokhan Inler – Newcastle getting close?
We had reported early yesterday that Dennis Wise had visited Switzerland to talk about a deal for the impressive Swiss International Gokhan Inler.
Today the Mail is adding to that, by saying the Dennis Wise has indeed had talks with Inler’s agent, Dino Lamberti, and that Newcastle are getting close to signing the midfielder for around Â£4M.
Middlesbrough are also said to be interested in the Swiss Euro 2008 star, but the Mail isÂ reporting that Newcastle are in the driver’s seat.
There were multiple reports in the Swiss newspapers yesterday that we reported on, and the fee in those reports was said to be around 10M euros – which is around Â£7.9M. That amount was said to be in the release clause of his contract.
That did seem a lot of money for the 24 year-old, but Â£4M also seems, if anything, too little, but it would be a great deal for Newcastle if they could get him for that amount.
His club is Udinese Calcio in the Spanish league, and he’s been there since last summer, and played 32 times for them last season scoring 3 goals. Inler was at FC Zurich before joining Udinese.
We stress that we cannot confirm this news to be true, but we hope it is true, and that we can indeed get the 6 ft Swiss midfielder, who is from Turkish descent, for around Â£4m.
That would be another excellent deal for the club, to go with our terrific recruitment of Jonas Gutierrez yesterday.
We do expect at least one new signing before next Monday, when pre-season starts at the club.