There’s news from Sky Tyne and Wear, that Newcastle are interested in 20 year-old winger Yanic Wildschut, who is currently at VVV-Venlo in the Eredivisie and came through the famous Ajax Academy.
Yanic Wildschut – 20 year-old Dutch winger
Newcastle will be linked with a number of players as the January transfer window approaches, but we have no idea whether these reports have any truth in them.
Fulham and Swansea are the two other clubs said to be tracking the 20 year-old who moved to VVV-Venlo from FC Zwolle in the summer of last year.
The youngster has some speed and skill down the wing, and as best as we can find out he has played 29 times for his current club with 9 goals.
But wingers are probably the last position that we need to strengthen since we have singers like Jonas Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Shane Ferguson, Gabby Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi and Romain Amalfitano, so we have plenty of wingers vying for the two wide positions.
We’d be very surprised if Newcastle move for this player, who is valued around £2.5M, either in January or next summer.
Newcastle need to strengthen the defense and the strike force as the number one priority and in January – if at all possible.