The Daily Mail is reporting today that Newcastle could find out tomorrow, if their increased £7M bid for Paris St Germain striker Mevlut Erdinc is successful.
Mevlut Erdinc – Newcastle player soon?
That’s certainly consistent with the earlier news, that Newcastle had increased their bid for the Turkish International, and that PSG’s transfer decisions will be held up until Brazilian Leonardo, who managed Internationale last season, is officially appointed as the new Paris Saint Germaine Sporting Director tomorrow.
Newcastle have been after Erdinc ever since they couldn’t complete the transfer of £10M French striker Kevin Gameiro, who elected to stay in France and play for PSG, who have a had a big money injection from their new Qatar-based owners.
There was some news that Erdinc may want to play in Turkey, but other news says he is keen to test himself in the top English Premier League, and would jump at the chance of joining Newcastle.
We’ll have to hope the latter is true.
Alan Pardew is welcoming the Newcastle squad back this week, as various players will report in during the first few days,.
Newcastle will start their tour of America in a couple of weeks time, and it would be good to get Erdinc in this week.
Newcastle have already brought in Frenchmen Sylvain Marveaux, 18 year-old Mehdi Abeid and Yohan Cabaye and Demba Ba and have let Kevin Nolan, Sol Campbell and Shefki Kuqi leave the club.
Former winger Charles N’Zogbia and Swansea’s Neil Taylor are other players Newcastle seem to be after in the transfer market.