Chief Scout Graham Carr will have orders from Newcastle to pinpoint a center-back Newcastle can bring in over the summer, if Fabricio Coloccini leaves the club to return to Argentina for personal reasons and join his family there.
Stefan de Vrij – Newcastle watching this defender
And there is news today that Newcastle were at the Feyenoord vs PSV Eindhoven game yesterday when the home side won 2-1. There would be a number of good players that Newcastle scouts could have been watching but the news is that the Magpies are monitoring the form of Dutch international defender Stefan de Vrij, the 21 year-old 3 times capped Dutch International, who has been in fine form for Feyenoord this season.
Managing Director Derek Llambias has already said that Newcastle have targets in Holland for the summer, and maybe this young center-half is one of them.
The Feyenoord captain has been attracting a lot of interest across Europe and the Daily Mail is reporting that both Newcastle and Liverpool are interested in signing the young defender this summer.
De Vrij has only 18 months left on his contract at Feyenoord, and could be brought to Newcastle for a reasonable fee in the summer – if Fabricio leaves the club.
The 6’2″ defender joined Feyenoord at the age of 10, and made his first team debut in September of 2009 when he was only 17 years-old, and has since played 101 times for the Dutch club with 3 goals and is their captain.
This lad looks a top up-and-coming defender, but we’ll have to wait and see what the situation with Fabricio Coloccini is this summer.
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