Sky Sports is reporting that Newcastle United have made an inquiry for 25 year-old Swiss winger Tranquillo Barnetta.
Tranquillo Barnetta – currently at Bayer Leverkusen
The 25-year-old can play on either wing or as a withdrawn striker, and has been linked before with a move to the Premier League.
Barnetta has 18 months left on his current contract, and Juventus were also reported to have an interest in the player in December.
His agent Barry McIntosh, who represents his interests only in Britain, has today confirmed there is interest in his client:
“I cannot name clubs, but there is Premier League interest and we are looking at the options,”
“But is also remains to be seen if Bayer Leverkusen are willing to let him go.”
The St. Gallen born Tranquillo has played 173 times with 23 goals for Bayer Leverkusen, whom he joined in January of 2004 from his home town club St. Gallen.
The 5’10” tall player has represented his country Switzerland , 58 times.
We have no idea if Newcastle are really interested in this player.
Tranquillo was an ever present in the 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign, as the Swiss secured a finals place by finishing top of their group, and the player was also a regular in the FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa last summer.