There is news today coming out of Lancashire, that Newcastle United may be interested in Deniz Yilmaz of Bayern Munich.
Deniz Yilmaz – are Newcastle interested?
The report is really about Sam Allardyce’s Blackburn Rovers, and the fact they will need to pay out a whopping £700K for the Turkish striker.
From our records, this is the first time we’ve been linked with this player, and the news is that Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal has already told Deniz that he is now free to find a new club.
The 22-year-old 5’11” player has appeared 8 times for the Turkey U21 side, but has hardly played for the Bayern first side, having made 88 appearances with 27 goals for the Bayern Munich II side – the Bayern Munich Reserve side.
It would appear strange if we do go after this lad, since we have Xisco, Leon Best and Nile Ranger – all young strikers trying to make their mark at Newcastle, and we’d hardly want a fourth.
Stoke City are also said to be interested, but it would appear this could be a made-up report, and we don’t hold much credance in this story – but of course we could be wrong.