Newcastle have been linked for over a week now with 22 year-old Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller.
French newspaper L’Equipe has had a couple of articles out on Newcastle’s interest, although it’s not known whether the 14 times capped French U-21 International striker (9 goals) wants to play in the Championship, although he is keen to play in England.
22 year-old Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller
After initially reporting the interest, L’Equipe later reported that Rafa had called the player personally on the phone in an effort to get him to commit to the Tyneside club.
The Newcastle manager is said to rate the young striker highly and L’Equipe has reported more than once that Newcastle’s interest is real.
There was news yesterday in Voetbal International of the Utrecht manager saying that €7M was not enough for the talented young Frenchman.
This is what Utrecht manager Erik ten Hag said in Voetbal International:
“I find €7M for Haller too little.” “Sebastien is a player for the top.”
So if that is the offer from Newcastle, which is about £6M in today’s exchange rate, then surely we can increase the offer?
The fee should be the easiest thing to get agreement on – it’s getting the lad to commit to Newcastle in the English second division that will be the hard part.
We are not exactly short of money either, having made a £7M profit so far in this transfer window.
What do you think?