There was news in the Sunday Sun yesterday that Newcastle had offered PSV defender Erik Pieters a four year deal.
Erik Pieters – fee agreed?
That would suggest Newcastle had already agreed a fee with PSV for the player, but news today in the Mail is that Newcastle have raised their bid for Pieters to £7M, so perhaps a fee hasn’t yet been agreed after all.
Newcastle are desperate to get the player signed up ready for the derby game at Sunderland on Saturday, and if we are to believe the news, Erik wants to move to Tyneside and join his big pal and Dutch colleague, Tim Krul.
Pieters recently lost his grandmother and has been on compassionate leave, but he did return and play the full game for PSV in Saturday’s 1-0 win over RKC Waalwijk.
The Sunday Sun suggested that Newcastle are trying to tie the deal up by tomorrow, so if things are as advanced as they seem, then we should expect something to break in the next 48 hours.
Here’s hoping we can get this 23 year-old on Tyneside, since he looks a very good player.