News in the Chronicle coming through is that as well as Jacob Murphy undergoing a medical at Carton House in Dublin, so it Javier Manquillo of Atletico Madrid who only today has been linked with Newcastle wanting to sign him.
There was news that broke only this morning that Newcastle were very close to signing Atletico Madrid right-back Javier Manquillo and this could be the second time in two summers we have signed an Atletico full-back after signing Jesus Gamez last summer.
Well, it looks like the report in Mundo Deportivo today which says Javier will sign for three seasons is all true, because Lee Ryder of the Chronicle is now reporting Javier is now in Dublin to undergo his medical.
Well – would you believe it – we could get two players through the door in one day.
The report was that Rafa Benitez had been key to the move and the 23 year-old was on loan at Sunderland last season where he played 22 times with one goal for the Black Cats.
The pace is picking up on recruitment at Newcastle and that’s great!
Javier Manquillo also set for#nufc switch
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) July 18, 2017
No news on how much we will pay for him but he has only one year left on his contract and it f we were to hazard a guess we’d say around £6M?
How much do you think he would cost?