The Sun is reporting that Newcastle will finally land Dutch International left back Erik Pieters.
Erik Pieters – five year deal at Newcastle
They are reporting it will be a deal for around £6.8M and that he will sign from PSV Eindhoven within the next 48 hours.
The left-back, who is 23 and played 10 times for the Holland side, will sign a five-year deal and will be the replacement for Jose Enrique, who is now playing at Liverpool.
Newcastle have been after the PSV player for the last couple of weeks, and were unwilling to pay the PSV asking price, but it appears a deal has been struck, at least according to The Sun.
Erik has played about 76 times for PSV, since moving there from Utrecht in 2008, and he is currently the Dutch left back, and is big friends with Tim Krul, who had a great game for Newcastle last night in their 2-1 Carling Cup win at Scunthorpe United.
This will be much needed good news for Newcastle fans if the story is true, and the deal was apparently reached yesterday between the clubs after some rather torturous negotiations.
And Erik will travel to Newcastle today for his medical, and if all is okay he could be included in the squad for the important game against Fulham on Sunday, and fans will see the new signing in action.
And would you believe The Sun is also reporting Newcastle are close to getting a £7M deal completed for French striker Nolan Roux.
And we reported on the potential Roux move yesterday and said there was no way Newcastle would pay our big money for this player – that must have tipped the balance – but of course we’re not sure if this story is true either.
A win last night and two players signed soon, and then a win on Sunday afternoon against Fulham, and maybe Joey Barton will stay at Newcastle this season after all.
We’re not sure we could take all that good news all at once …. but we’ll try.