News today in The Sun that Newcastle may go after Tottenham’s Jermain Defoe.
Jermain Defoe – not young at 29
But the news is that Mevlut Erdinc remains the number one choice for the Magpies, and we’ll see in the next week or so whether Newcastle can do a deal with PSG for the 24 year-old Turkish striker.
It seems the fee has already been agreed with PSG, at somewhere around £7M, but it’s Erdinc’s agent, Pierre Frelot, who seems to be the one who has been holding the deal up.
We understand Frelot wants some kind of bonus for doing the transfer, and Newcastle are unwilling to pay it, but it does seem some progress has been made in the last week or so.
And once the squad returns today from America today, we may see some action on the transfer front, with a left back to replace Jose Enrique also high on the agenda.
Defoe seems a bit expensive at £10M, given he’s 29 years old now, and hardly fits into the younger player Newcastle are usually after.
But Newcastle will spend some of that £35M they got for Andy Carroll on another striker, and hopefully Erdinc will come to Tyneside within the next week or so.