Here’s another player to add to the growing list of players Newcastle are supposed to be interested in this summer.
Rasmus Elm – Swedish International central midfielder
There is a report in the Daily Mirror that Alan Pardew has been in Holland checking on Rasmus Elm of AZ Alkmaar.
The 24 year-old 6′ tall central midfielder has played 22 times for Sweden, and has been at AZ since 2009, when he joined them from Kalmar FF.
It seems that Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is also interested in the midfielder, but if the price tag is high, then just forget it, because Newcastle will not pay over the odds for any player these days.
Gone are the days of Freddy Shepherd running the club, but Kenny may be interested.
Elm signed a four year deal at AZ Alkmaar in August of 2009, so he will have just one year left on his contract in the summer, so we would expect the player could be brought to Tyneside in a cut-price deal.
In four and a half years at Kalmar FF, he played 96 times and scored 18 goals, and by our reckoning while at AZ, the right footed midfielder has made a total of 126 appearances with 24 goals and 29 assists in the three seasons he has been there.
It seems like Newcastle are after some central midfield players this summer, and that suggests Danny Guthrie will be leaving the club, and Danny has not even been on the bench these last couple of games.