We reported earlier today that Newcastle seem to be trying to bring in a full back come winger in 25 year-old Evian player Daniel Wass, who can play in either full back position and also on the right wing.
Daniel Wass – pretty in pink – Evian’s home colors
He’ll look much better in black and white!
Daniel is very versatile, but the main thing that shows through in his record is the number of goals he has scored and the number of assists he’s created.
This season he’s played 24 times for Evian in all competitions with 10 goals and three assists, and in his 30 months with the French club he’s played 135 times with 27 goals and 12 assists.
Evian are struggling this season and are 3rd bottom of the French league with 23 points from their 23 games.
We don’t know if Evian will be willing to let one of their best players leave in January – that’s something very few clubs do – with an exception to that being Newcastle United.
But Newcastle need players who can score some goals – even if Daniel is principally a full backs, and maybe brought in after Davide Santon agreed to a loan deal at his former club Inter-Milan earlier today.
In the past top clubs like Chelsea, Liverpool, Inter Milan and Schalke have all been interested in the player, who has 11 caps for Denmark.
But it seems like Newcastle are the only club in for Wass at the moment – if the initial report in the Mail is to be believed.
It has not been a good day for Newcastle fans so far, and we are almost certain to lose 18 year-old top young English midfielder Dele Alli to Tottenham – and how we managed to do that after being in the driver’s seat for so long – is a very good question.
Tottenham were credited with making a move for him only only two or three days ago, and seem to have won the race for the wonder-kid.
Maybe Newcastle were haggling to get the fee down to £4M from £5M – or some ridiculous thing like that – and maybe Spurs moved in and offered MK Dons £6M – just a complete guess on our part on what could have happened – but that’s based on some of Newcastle past dealings in the transfer market.
The more we learn about Daniel Wass the more we hope Newcastle can pull off what would be a deadline day coup for the club, and might raise the spirits of Newcastle fans.
But that would also be a surprise, given how Newcastle usually operate in these January transfer windows – with players generally moving in the opposite direction.
It also appears that as many as five of Newcastle fringe players could be moving to Rangers, to help them win promotion back to the Scottish Premier League via the playoffs.
Here’s some additional information on Daniel Wass:
- Wass stands 5’11” tall and started his career at Brondy back in 2007, and he played 99 times for the Danish club with 10 goals and 7 assists – again a good return in goals and assists from the player.
- Evian paid around £2M for him from Benfica, so he likely will not cost too much more than that to move to Newcastle United.
- Daniel was born in Gladsaxe, Denmark in 1989
- He has played for all the Danish Youth sides from U16 through U21, and played 44 times in total, and 14 times for the U21 side
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