We had reported that PSV Eindhoven striker Ola Toivonen was considering signing a new deal at the Dutch club, since other clubs can talk to him in January because his contract at PSV runs out in the summer, and he will be available for a cut price fee in January, said to be £2.5M, or as a free agent next summer.
PSV Eindhoven striker Ola Toivonen
The news was that PSV Technical Director Marcel Brands was confident he could get a deal done with the player show shares the same agent, Mino Raiola, as Newcastle’s Vurnon Anita.
We’re not sure if that will be an advantage for Newcastle, but at least they will have worked with the agent before, so that should at least help if they decide to go in for the Swede in January.
The 27 year-old would seem to be a decent acquisition for Newcastle and he can play out wide as well as at center-forward and that would certainly make him useful; at the Tyneside club.
Norwich, Fulham and Fiorentina are also said to be monitoring the Toivonen situation, and if those are the teams after the 35 times capped Swedish International, Newcastle must be in with a decent chance.
Newcastle are also continuing to track 28 year-old Bafe Gomis of Lyon, who we tried to sign last summer but were unsuccessful, and Heerenveen’s 24 year-old striker Alfred Finnbogason, and it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if one of them arrives at Newcastle in January.
We hope Joe Kinnear is all ready come the beginning of the year, to bring in at least a couple of good players to strengthen the squad.