Newcastle were linked with 21 year-old Feyenoord winger Jean-Paul Boetius last month, and the lad is a very highly rated player who usually plays on the left wing.
We are expecting Newcastle to still try to sign three players this summer – a striker, a midfielder and a defender – and with Newcastle having difficulty agreeing a fee for Marseilles winger Florian Thauvin, maybe this lad would be a good alternative.
Jean-Paul Boetius – could be a bargain for Newcastle
The latest report that Newcastle are interested in the left footed midfielder is in the Mail, who report that Newcastle have made inquiries about the 21 year-old who has been at Feyenoord since he was just six years old.
He has already played 96 times for Feyenoord with 20 goals and 17 assists, and he made his debut for Holland in March of last year in a friendly game against France in Paris.
He’s played 12 times for the U21 side with two goals and was called up to the Dutch preliminary squad for the FIFA World Cup last year in Brazil, but didn’t make Louis van Gaal’s final selection.
Boetius would be a cheaper option but not necessarily a worse option that Thauvin, who Marseilles want £15M for – and that’s an awful lot for a player who has still to play for the France National side.
Jean-Paul usually plays on the left wing and he will probably cost something like £5M in the transfer market – although Newcastle could potentially get a better deal that that for him.
He would seem to offer a lot more value to Newcastle than Florian would for £15M.
Last March, north London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal were both said to be wanting to sign the Dutch international, who can also play on the right hand side, and the fee at that time was said to be £5M.
We know that Chief Scout Graham Carr has been scouting in Holland over the last year, so maybe it’s not too surprising we are being linked with this top youngster.
Here’s some video on the player we have shown before – and they call him the young sensation.