The Sun is reporting this morning that Newcastle are back in for Paris St Germain striker Mevlut Erdinc.
Mevlut Erdinc – Newcastle still hopeful of signing this player
Newcastle put in a £7.5M bid for the player a short two weeks ago, only for talks with the striker’s agent Pierre Frelot to break down.
Sun Sport is reporting that the deal is still far from dead, and manager Alan Pardew, who is with his Newcastle team on the American tour, is still more than hopeful of getting the 24-year-old to Newcastle.
But that will not happen until Pardew arrives back from America next week.
Erdinc has been tracked by Chief Scout Graham Carr for over a year now, and he has become the Magpies’ number one target after an earlier move for Kevin Gameiro broke down when the French International striker elected to move to PSG.
Erdinc was voted PSG’s Player of the Year last season, but his first team place at the Paris-based club is now in severe jeopardy with the signing of Gameiro.
It will be some good news for Newcastle fans if the Magpies can indeed finally land Erdinc, as their transfer business seems to have hit a brick wall over the last four weeks or so.
And Erdinc is an extremely skillful player, and he would work well with new striker, Senegal International Demba Ba.
Pardew is trying to build a new young side at Newcastle and has been keen to get Erdinc to St. James’ Park:
“I have always worked well with young sides. The one at Reading was full of exuberance. That is something we missed last year.”
“But guys like Demba Ba, Marveaux and Cabaye have great pace and energy.”
Maybe this is what Alan was referring to only yesterday, when he said Newcastle expected to do some transfer business in the first week of August, after he returns from America?