Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has confirmed today what many Newcastle fans had speculated over the past few days that the Magpies are definitely interested in Paris Saint-Germain striker Mevlüt Erdinç.
Mevlüt Erdinç – On Newcastle’s Radar
Here is what Alan told the Journal this morning:
“Erding has always been on our radar. He’s a very good player and that is all I will say at the moment.”
We mentioned Erdinç a few days ago as a possible target but we’re not too high on him coming to Tyneside as they’re are better options out there. If Newcastle are in fact able to get Demba Ba then Erdinç could be a decent acquisition for the club.
Pardew also mentioned that a new signing is imminent:
“We should have another signing finished in the next few days, and we will able to confirm that one as well.”
I think most Newcastle fans would be delighted if that was Ba (as long as he passes his medical) but it could also be Swansea left back Neil Taylor.
With news yesterday that Enrique is not talking to Newcastle about a new contract, Neil Taylor would be a welcome addition. But only if another Left Back was brought in as well as Taylor is not ready to fill Enrique’s shoes just yet.