The Italian publication Calcio Mercato is reporting that Newcastle tried to sign Croatian international Lovro Majer from Lokomotiv Zagreb in January.
The 20-year-old is an attacking midfielder and he has been capped by Croatia once.
He has played 48 times for his club with 11 goals and 14 assists and because of his playing style he has been compared to the great Lionel Messi.
Celtic tried to sign the player last summer and Italian club Sampdoria are also interested in signing him.
Lovro Majer – 20 year-old Croatian International
The report in Italy says that Newcastle went after the 20-year-old but couldn’t reach any agreement with his club on price; he’s valued at around £16M.
Rafa has lots of contacts in world football and that will be a big advantage to Newcastle in bringing players into the club this summer.
But until we are safe in the Premier League Newcastle will not know which players they need to go after this summer.
If we are relegated it will be another disaster for Newcastle and we cannot believe Rafa would stay at Newcastle for yet another season down below.
It’s so important Newcastle stay up, but other teams around us in the league table are starting to win their games.
And Watford surprisingly beat (10 man) Chelsea 4-1 at home last night to go 5 points ahead of us and into 11th place.
We must find a way of winning games and maintaining our form for the full 90 minutes in games.