Newcastle Interested In Signing Austrian Defender In January

Newcastle are being reported to be interested in Austrian defender Aleksandar Dragovic, who plays for Basel, and the 21 year-old would cost about £5M, but that’s an amount Newcastle may be willing to pay in January.

Aleksandar Dragovic – Newcastle target?

The young defender fits exactly into the type of player Newcastle are after – a young player who could improve big time once he gets to Tyneside.

Other clubs also interested in the youngster seem to be Fiorentina and Stuggart, and Dragovic was born in Vienna to ethnic Serbian parents, but he was never called up by Serbia and has played for Austria , and he has 14 caps at the International level.

With playing in the Swiss League it’s always hard to judge just how he would fare in the Premier League, which is the best football league in the world at the moment.

We assume that Graham Carr has watched this player, and if it’s his recommendation that Newcastle sign the 21 year-old, then that would be fine with us.

Newcastle must strengthen their squad in January and next summer if we are to continue our upward spiral after finishing 5th last season in the Premier League, and that’s now looking difficult to repeat this season, when we’ve had a number of our top players out injured.

We need some new players signed in January.

What do you think?

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