The Chronicle is reporting today that sources have said Newcastle are interested in 22 year-old Czech Republic International left winger Ladislav Krejci.
Krejci joined his home town club Sparta Prague back in 2008 and last season he played 37 times for them with 7 goals and 6 assists.
Ladislav Krejci – 22 year-old Czech International winger
He’s played for all the Czech Youth sides from U16 through U21 and has 13 full capos for his country with two goals.
Krejci is currently in the Czech Republic representing the hosts in the European U21 Championships. and he started the first game in Group A against Denmark on Wednesday which they lost 2-1. and Krejci was substituted after 76 minutes.
The Czech Republic play their second group game tomorrow against Serbia., and as a side note England lost their first game yesterday in Group B 1-0 against Portugal.
The lad turns 23 early next month and has played 146 games for Sparta Prague with 29 goals and 26 assists and would cost around £4M if Newcastle do bring him to Tyneside this summer.
This is the first transfer window we seem to have been interested in the player since we have nothing in our archives about Krejci.
The left footed player made his debut for Prague back in 2010, and he has a contract that still has two years to run in the Czech Republic.
Former Newcastle goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek is currently a coach at Sparta Prague, so maybe the lead for Newcastle came from Pavel?
There was a meeting of Newcastle’s new Board of Directors earlier this week when Steve McClaren and others discussed various things including transfers.
So we would expect (hope) Newcastle will be moving aggressively for some of our targets and they could include Ladislav.
Players return for pre-season training in about two weeks time.
What do you think?