Newcastle Linked With Croation International Full-Back

Newcastle United have been linked today with Sassuolo defender Sime Vrsaljko according to reports in Italy, but why we would be interested in signing a right back – we don’t know.

However, while he usually plays at right back he can also play on the other side at left-back and that position is now a weakness at Newcastle.

He is an extremely versatile player and can also play in midfield.

The 15 times capped 6 ft tall Croatian international has been in good form for his club that has seen Sassuolo move into 7th place in Serie A this season.

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Sime Vrsaljko – 23 year-old Croatian International

The report is in TMW that both Arsenal and Newcastle are interested in the 23 year-old and that Newcastle have even made contact with his club about his availability for next month.

He is rated at around £7M and Newcastle are reported to be after a permanent transfer of the player in January.

The report also mentions that Barcelona have also expressed an interest in the Croatian.

Vrsaljko joined Genoa from Dinamo Zagreb two years ago and signed for Sassuolo last year.

He started his career at Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia back in 2006 and came through the Youth system there and he’s played for all the Croatian Youth sides from U15 through U21.

He looks like a decent player from what we can tell and ha splayed 39 times for Sassuolo.

What do you think?

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