26 year-old PSV winger Dries Mertens has been in great form for PSV over the last two seasons, and if Newcastle want to bring in a goal-scoring winger, then he could be a terrific buy for the Magpies.
Dries Mertens – 26 year-old Belgium International
With some players potentially moving on this summer, maybe Gabby Obertan, Dan Gosling and perhaps Romain Amalfitano, Newcastle could do worse than bring in a winger of Merten’s abilities.
Since joining PSV from Utrecht in 2011, Dries has played 86 times for PSV Eindhoven with 45 goals, and he’s been in in terrific form.
Mertens has 18 caps for the now very strong Belgium National side, and he made his debut in the friendly match against Finland in February of 2011 in Gent.
The 5’7″ winger started his carer with the Andelrecht Youth Academy, but in 2004 he moved onto AA Gent, without ever playing for the Anderlecht first team.
He had loan spells at Eendracht Aalst and AGOVV Apeldoorn, before joining AGOVV in 2007, and he then moved to Utrecht in 2009, where he stayed for a couple of years before finally moving to PSV two years ago, and while at Utrecht, Dries played 86 times with 21 goals.
It’s not clear what his transfer fee would be at the moment, and when he moved to PSV from Utrecht, it was a double transfer with team-mate Kevin Strootman, for a combined total of €13M (£11.2M)
Newcastle are supposed to be tracking players in the Ditch and Belgium leagues, so we have to hope this lad is being monitored by Newcastle, because we think he would be a great buy.
What do you think?
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