The Sun is reporting this afternoon that Newcastle are interested in signing Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Valon Berisha.
Leicester City are also said to be interested, but that’s it’s Newcastle who are more interested in getting the player on a loan move with an option to buy for £12M.
Berisha was born in Sweden after his family moved there from Kosovo and he played in Norway both Egersund and Viking before he moved to Red Bull in 2012.
While in Norway he played for all the Norway Youth sides and then 20 times for the Norway national team, and was one of the best players in the country.
The player is on International duty for Kosovo (6 caps, one goal) who he has been playing for since last year, but as usual, with less than six hours left in the window, the question is whether a deal can be struck in time.
24-year-old Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Valon Berisha
Berisha has played 199 times for Red Bull with 36 goals and 56 assists, but Newcastle will need to be very nimble if they are to get this deal done tonight – it looks unlikely.
So far today Newcastle have not brought one single player in., but it looks like Tim Krul will be going on loan for the season to Brighton and Achraf Lazaar will still be moving to Benevento on loan after reports that he could be staying on Tyneside.
But it looks like Tim Krul will be going on loan for the season to Brighton & Hove Albion and Achraf Lazaar will still be moving to Benevento on loan after reports that he could be staying on Tyneside.
There’s also a possibility we will get Southampton left-back Matt Targett on loan for the season, but if we cannot get him through the door tonight, it’s likely Rafa will keep Lazaar for cover at left back and left wing.
It also looks like the season loan bid for Kenedy from Chelsea is off.
What do you think?