The Scottish Sun is reporting that Newcastle want to sign two Celtic players this summer.
One player we are linked with is a young defender we have been keen on for a while – 22 year-old Croatian center-back Jozo Simunovic – who would be one of the two center-backs Rafa wants to bring in this summer.
Jozo is highly rated and has played for all the Croatian youth sides with 9 appearances for the U21s.
22 year-old Croatian center-back Jozo Simunovic
He has had a very good season in this his second term at Celtic Park and he seems to be in big demand too.
Jozo is just the type of young player Rafa can take and develop into a top class center-back for Newcastle in the coming seasons.
The Scottish Sun is also reporting we are lining up a move for his 28 year-old Nigerian Celtic team-mate Efe Ambrose, who plays at left-back.
It seems that Ambrose, who stands 6ft 3 ins tall, is available this summer and he spent the second half of the season at Hibernian on loan.
Ambrose however is very experienced and has played 51 times for Nigeria and joined Celtic back in 2012 from Ashdod in the Israeli Premier League
But it now looks like there is no future for him under Brendan Rodgers at Celtic and Newcastle may be able to do a double deal with Celtic for the two defenders.
28 year-old Efe Ambrose of Celtic
Ambrose has played 166 times for Celtic with 6 goals over the last five seasons.
Newcastle need to bring in back four players in the summer and maybe a new goalkeeper too and these two would help strengthen the Newcastle defense.
What do you think?