It seems that Erik Pieters was following Newcastle’s game yesterday against Swansea with some interest.
Erik Pieters – Go Magpies – keep it going
And shortly into the game Erik sent out this tweet on his Twitter account:
”now checking the match, go magpies and tim krul, #getthose3points, already 1-0 papiss cisse, keep it going”
There could be nothing in this, but the rumors are that he is coming to Newcastle in the summer, and it could be the deal has already been struck by Newcastle.
Of course we also know that Tim Krul and Erik are very good friends, so it could just be Erik following Tim in the Newcastle team.
Newcastle are almost certain to bring in a left-footed defender this summer, and Erik has been linked with us a lot of late, and of course Newcastle almost got him to Newcastle last summer, but presumably couldn’t quite agree the fee with PSV Eindhoven.
It’s also true that if Erik was coming to Newcastle, he would be hoping that Newcastle are in Europe next season.
For the record, Erik has played 181 times with two goals for PSV since joining them from Utrecht for €2.5M (about £2M) in July of 2008, and he has played 21 times for the Dutch U21 side and 14 times for the full Dutch side.
Erik usually plays at left back but the 6’1″ defender can also play in central defense, and we should see him in action for Holland at the European Championships in Poland and the Ukraine this summer.
He could even be a Newcastle player by then.
Thanks to reader Chris Fairless for the heads up on Erik Pieters.