There is a report today in the News of the World today that Newcastle will increase their bid for PSG striker Mevlut Erdinc.
Mevlut Erdinc - Newcastle increase their bid
The last we heard on Erdinc was that Newcastle had previously increased their bid to £6.5M, with Newcastle initially bidding £5M and PSG wanting £8M – so Newcastle split the difference.
But we don’t know if PSG have responded to that bid, since the news was that PSG had bid cash plus Erdinc, in an attempt to lure top Lille play-maker Eden Hazard to the Paris-based club.
The news today is that Newcastle seem to be willing to increase their bid for the 10 times capped Turkish International to £7.5M, in an effort to get the player on board, before the squad starts their American tour later this month.
Erdinc is a skilful player, and could form a good partnership with new striker Demba Ba, the Senegal International.
And it would appear that Mevlut would also be a popular signing with Newcastle fans.
Let’s hope we can get the 24 year-old player – born in Saint-Claude, France – through the door - this week.