News today that Newcastle have launched a bid of £6M for 24 year-old PSG striker Mevlüt Erdinç.
Mevlüt Erdinç – PSG Turkish striker
The 5’11” Turkish International striker has been linked with Newcastle since last summer, when then manager Chris Hughton tried to bring him to the Tyneside club.
And then only last Sunday, when PSG finally captured Lorient striker, Kevin Gameiro, a top Newcastle target, it seems the Magpies switched their attentions to Erdinc.
While Newcastle were obviously disappointed at not getting what looked like their top striker target in Gameiro, Alan Pardew on Sunday said the club was after another top International striker, and it seems to be Erdinc.
The offer for Erdinc, who has played 70 times for PSG with 28 goals, is now being considered by the French club.
Mevlut joined Souchaux back in 2003, and came through their Academy and finally played 84 times for the French club with 25 goals, before joining PSG in 2009, for a reported €9M, which is around £8M.
The striker played for all the Turkish youth sides, and has 10 full caps for Turkey with one goal.
With Yohan Cabaye already signed, we expect Senegal striker Demba Ba, a free agent, and Neil Taylor for around £1M, to be signed within the next week or so, and then a striker and a winger seem to be the top priorities.