There is news coming out of Germany that Newcastle are interested in signing Jannik Vestergaard from Werder Bremen, who we were heavily linked with in the summer.
With the Premier League clubs becoming richer every year the English clubs are spreading their transfer business to many European countries and Germany is one popular place since the football there is physical – much like the Premier League.
Jannik Vestergaard – Werder Bremen center-back
The news is in SportBild and the report is that both West Ham United and Newcastle United have an interest in signing the 6’7″ tall 23 year-old center-back – who plays for Denmark.
But Newcastle would have to pay some big money to get the player on Tyneside, with estimates being around £15M for the player who only signed from Hoffenheim last January.
There was news in the summer that Newcastle bid £12M for the defender – but we have no idea if that actually happened.
Vestergaard played his youth football at Brondby and started his senior career with German club 1899 Hoffenheim in 2010, before moving to Werder Bremen in January.
The 4 times capped Danish International was born in Copenhagen but also qualified to play for Germany because his mother is German.
Jannick played for all the Danish Youth sides and received his first cap for the senior team in August of 2013, and he described it as his dream come true to play for the country of his birth, and he represented Denmark against Poland.
In April Everton were said to be interested in signing the big center-back for around £7M, but at that time Werder Bremen said they were not selling.
Newcastle want to bring in a good center-back in January and we are being linked with lots of players who may be able to get the job done at Newcastle.
Our defense continues to be a weak link of the side and we have already conceded 22 goals in just 12 Premier League games this season.