Former Anderlecht playmaker Dennis Praet is reported to be interesting Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez.
The 23-year-old only moved to Sampdoria in Italy last summer for €10M (£9M), but the news in Il Secolo XIX is that Rafa has made it known he is interested in signing the player this summer.
Dennis played for the first team at Anderlecht since 2011 so that Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba will know all about the player and will give him a good reference about Newcastle United.
While at Anderlecht Dennis played 182 times in total with 27 goals and 39 assists.
Last season in Italy he played 34 times for Sampdoria with one goal and one assist.
New transfer target Dennis Praet of Sampdoria
Praet played for all the Belgium youth teams from U15 through U21, and he has one cap for the full Belgium side.
Praet is also versatile and can play in most midfield positions, and that could be an attraction for the Newcastle manager, who is looking for more creativity in the side.
Rafa mentioned yesterday some of the players Newcastle were after were not yet being reported in the papers, but maybe this is one player he can cross off that list now?
Rafa wants at least four new players signed in the last 12 days of the summer transfer window.
And if we can get a decent four players into the club, we will have had a decent enough transfer window although not ideal having missed out on too many of our targets early in the window.
But then in January or next summer, Mike Ashley needs to make sure Rafa has the money to bring some real class into the squad.
What do you think?