There was a report in the The Daily Mail yesterday, claiming that Wigan Athletic are keeping tabs on Danish winger Simon Poulsen, who plays at AZ Alkmaar in Holland.
Simon Poulsen – are Newcastle interetse din this left winger?
But the Mail reports that Wigan will need to battle it out with Newcastle United for the Dane’s signature.
The 25 year-old, who was born in Sønderborg, Denmark, plays on the left wing for AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie championship, and of course Newcastle have already been linked several times with AZ Alkmaar striker Jeremain Lens.
So we wonder if there is some guessing work going on as to exactly which AZ player is interesting the Newcastle scouts, who have been present at a number of AZ games recently.
Poulsen started his senior career for HFK Sønderjylland in the secondary Danish 1st Division in 2002 (26 appearances – 7 goals) before moving to FC Midtjylland (63 appearances – 5 goals).
In 2008 he moved to AZ Alkmaar where he has so far appeared 36 timnes with a single goal, and he has played three games for the Denmark national football team.
The Mail also claims that Wolves, Sunderland and Fulham are interested and that they, along with Wigan and Newcastle, sent scouts last Wednesday night to check on AZ Alkmaar in action against Glasgow Celtic.
The question remains – which AZ player are Newcastle really interested in? Maybe both.