The People newspaper are reporting today that Newcastle are interested in signing central defender Jakub Jugas who currently plays for SK Slavia Prague.
He played for FC Fastav for seven years until he joined SK Slavia Prague in May of this year.
They are the second most successful club in the Czech Republic since their independence in 1993 – Sparta Prague are the most successful.
The 6ft 2ins center-back is a powerful player who has been watched by the Newcastle scouts in his last three games, and they think his play and physique would be perfect for the Premier League.
Jakub Jugas – 25-year-old Czech defender
Center-back is one of our strengths at the moment with Ciaran Clark and Jamaal Lascelles being the starters.
But new signing Florian Lejeune has looked a good player for us when he’s played for the first team and he only lost his place through injury.
But Rafa made it clear earlier in the week that he wanted to sign players in every single position to further strengthen the Newcastle side and increase the competition for places at the club.
Jugas has played for the Czech Youth sides including 10 times for the U21 side.
Maybe he will be a target in January as Rafa tries to improve the quality of his side after a disappointing summer transfer window?
The fee quoted in the People report is only £2M – and even Mike Ashley can afford that.
That’s true, isn’t it?