There is news that Newcastle United are interested in 24 year-old Bosnia and Herzegovina international Anel Hadzic, who plays in defensive midfield for SK Sturm Graz in the Austrian Bundesliga.
Anel Hadži? – Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder
The 6’1″ midfielder has even been quoted as saying he expects a deal to be completed as early as next week, although of course he doesn’t mention which club.
There media reports in Bosnia are saying that Newcastle are favorites to sign the player, although a number of English clubs are also interested in him.
Hadzic played for the Austria U21 side twice, but then opted to play for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and he was in the 23 man squad at the World Cup and currently has three full caps for his country, which is part of the old Yugoslavia.
Last season he played 36 games for SK Sturm Graz in all competitions and scored 4 goals and had 2 assists and he’s been at the club since last year. and the Chronicle is reporting he would cost only £2M since he has only one year left on his contract.
Previously he was at SV Reid, another Austrian club where he played 190 game with 25 goals and 12 assists, and joined them back in 2007, when he was just 17.
We wonder if this means Cheick Tiote may be on his way out of the club this summer, but it probably is to simply strengthen the Newcastle squad and add some competition, which is good.