Rafa Benitez wants to strengthen Newcastle in almost very position this summer and he has already said he will bring in some recruits from the continent, because they are cheaper than bringing in British players.
And to get the eight players or so Rafa wants, Managing Director Lee Charnley and Rafa will need to do some bargain deals like they did last summer.
There’s news on Italian site Calciomercato is that Newcastle have been asked by FC Copenhagen to pay out £3.3M for their right back Peter Ankersen.
Peter Ankersen – 26 year-old Copenhagen right back
The 26 year-old joined Copenhagen last summer after being on loan there from Red Bull Salzburg the previous season.
He has been in very good form for the club currently topping the Danish Superliga with 64 points from 26 games, 12 points above second placed Brondby.
He has 17 caps for Denmark since making his first team debut back in August, 2013, in a 3-2 loss to Poland.
Peter’s good form this season has attracted other clubs such as Galatasaray, Marseille and Valencia.
Newcastle will need to bring in some cheaper players, but they will also have to pay out the going rate for some of more established players Rafa will target this summer.
Looking through our records this seems the first time Newcastle have ever been linked with this player.
Ankersen has played 84 times for Copenhagen with 3 goals and 15 assists over the last two seasons and there were even reports yesterday we had put in a bid for this player.
What do you think?