Newcastle Reported After Long-Term Target – Dutch International Midfielder

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf is reporting today that Sunderland manager De Telegraaf is keen on bringing in attacking midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, and Newcastle have been interested in this player for the last four years, so it’s not surprising the Magpies are said to be the other English club after the 24 year-old.

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Georginio Wijnaldum – PSV attacking midfielder

And only last month Newcastle were again linked with the PSV and Dutch International play-maker Georginio Wijnaldum, who has said he wants to leave PSV this summer.

In fact we were linked with Wijnaldum all last season, with Graham Carr watching him regularly, and of course Newcastle will need to significantly strengthen the squad in the summer.

De Telegraaf are reporting that Advocaat and Sunderland want the player, but Newcastle are also keen on the 19 times capped Dutch International midfielder.

Maybe Sunderland’s Dutch manager will be able to sway the deal for Sunderland, but it looks like Georginio seems set to join one of the north-east clubs, according to the report.

Georginio wants to come to England, and at least at the moment only Newcastle are Sunderland are Premier League clubs interested in him, but other clubs like French clubs Marseilles and Monaco are also keen to sign the player.

PSV want big money for their player (so what’s new?) and the fee mentioned is €20M, which is around £14M, and that may be too much – well at least for Newcastle – who still don’t seem willing to spend big money.

It’s very possible that a deal could be done for less than that,  but it seems that Sunderland and Newcastle are definitely going head to head for the player,.

Wijnaldum joined PSV from Feyenoord in the summer of 2011, and since then he has played 152 times for PSV with 56 goals and 23 assists, and he’s a very good technical player.

While at Feyenoord who he left when he was just 20 – he played 134 games with 25 goals and 11 assists.

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