News again today that Newcastle United may be after 22 year-old Ajax winger/striker Miralem Sulejmani.
Miralem Sulejmani – maybe too expensive?
Newcastle failed to secure their number one striker target Kevin Gameiro, who surprisingly elected to stay in the French League, but Newcatsle have moved quickly and have already lodged a £6M for 24 year-old PSG striker Mevlüt Erdinç.
talkSport is reporting today that Newcastle are also monitoring the situation of Sulejmani at Ajax, but the Serbian will not come cheap, because Ajax broke the Dutch transfer record when they paid £15m for him in 2008, when he moved from Heerenveen.
He has played for Ajax 117 times with 26 goals and he is contracted to the Dutch club until 2013. The 5’10” tall player usually plays on the wing, and played 38 times for Heerenveen with 16 goals, and has so far played 7 times for Serbia.
Ajax will certainly want a big fee for this Belgrade-born player, and we wonder if he’ll be a little too expensive for Newcastle when other wingers are available for much less, such as Tranquillo Barnetta from Bayern Leverkusen, or even Charles N’Zogbia from Wigan Athletic.
What do you think?