There’s a report today in Swiss newspaper Blick that Rafa Benitez is interested in signing Young Boys center-back – 22-year-old Ghanaian defender Kasim Nuhu.
Kasim stands 6ft 3ins tall and has been outstanding for Young Boys this season and they have won the Swiss Super League by a massive 13 points form FC Basel in second place.
That’s their first league title since way back in 1986.
Kasim Nuhu has two caps for Nigeria with one goal – and he made his debut last October against Saudi Arabia.
Last season he played 43 times for his Swiss club with 3 goals and 2 assists.
He joined Young Boys last summer from Mallorca after having a loan spell at the club.
Kasim last season played alongside former Newcastle defender Kevin Mbabu, who seems to have settled in well back in Switzerland.
Kasim Nohu – Rafa interested in this player
Blick is reporting that various other clubs are after his services of the youngster from Germany, Ukraine, and Russia.
The reported fee is low at £7.5M and Rafa will be looking for some bargain buys this summer – maybe this is one of them.
Chancel Mbemba is expected to leave Newcastle this summer so Rafa will want to bring in at least one new center-back.
We were first linked with Kasim last summer, and it seems the Newcastle scouts have been keeping an eye on him this season and he’s played really well.
A £7.5M fee seems like a decent price to bring in a young defender who can only improve under the guidance of Rafa Benitez at Newcastle.
What do you think?