The latest defender Newcastle are said to be interested in is Ajax’ 6’3″ center-back Jan Vertonghen.
Jan Vertonghen – Newcastle interested?
Earlier this week there were reports in the Dutch press that Newcastle could be interested in the Belgium International.
Several Dutch sources have been reporting that Newcastle may attempt to buy the 24 year-old next month, or wait until the summer.
Newcastle must bring in a center-back next month, and that’s their number one priority in the January transfer market, and various names are being mentioned in the press.
Jan attracted attention last summer from other top English clubs like Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, and his contract at Ajax runs out in only 18 months time.
The Belgium International is a left-footed player who usually plays at centre back, but he can also play anywhere on the left side, or in defensive midfield.
Vertonghen started his career with Belgium club Beerschot AC, before moving to Ajax in 2007, and he has played 195 times for the Dutch powerhouse, with a good 23 goals.
We should keep a close eye on this player, because the news is that he is being highly recommended by Newcastle Chief Scout Graham Carr.
And we all know that when Graham speaks these days, the powers that be at Newcastle listen – and listen very intently because of Graham’s excellent track record at Newcastle.