If Newcastle can get through what has been another very tough season for fans, we may be able to look forward to a good summer transfer window for the club, when a number of fringe players will leave Newcastle and hopefully we will get some very good players coming in.
Virgil van Dijk – would be good signing for Newcastle
Center-back is a problem area for Newcastle, and we may even see some of our center-backs leave in the summer, and they could include Steven Taylor and Fabricio Coloccini – both of whom will have only one year left on their contracts this June.
We do have Jamaal Lascelles coming into the first team this summer, along with goalkeeper Karl Darlow, and both are good young players, with Lascelles by no way yet the finished product, and there is a decent chance that Paul Dummett can be converted into a very good center-back for the Magpies over time.
There was news towards the end of last summer’s transfer window in The Scotsman, that Newcastle were close to signing Celtic 6’4″ center-back Virgil van Dijk, who we had been interested in while he was still at Groningen back in 2012.
Virgil moved in the summer of 2013 from Groningen for £2.5M, but it’s likely that Celtic will want around £8M for the promising young Dutch defender, who is still only 23, and has played very well at Celtic and seems ready to move south to the English Premier League.
It’s likely other English clubs could be interested in the young defender with Swansea and Southampton said to be interested last summer – and in the past couple of years both have outbid Newcastle to get players on board at their ambitious clubs.
If Newcastle were close to a deal last August, then we would hope Newcastle can follow up now and try to get a deal sorted out for the young Dutchman, who will only improve on Tyneside.
While at Celtic, Virgil has so far played 99 times with 13 goals for the Scottish giants, so he is also a threat from set-plays – something Newcastle haven’t been good at for a few seasons now.
Virgil looks a good player and could be an excellent first signing for Newcastle this summer.
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