Belgium outlet HLN are reporting that Newcastle have joined the chase for Club Brugge winger 23-year-old Anthony Limbombe.
Other clubs are already after the once-capped Belgium International and they include Premier League clubs Southampton and Huddersfield Town.
The Terriers have already reportedly bid £13M for the player as they attempt to strengthen their side for next season.
Bundesliga clubs Schalke and RB Leipzig are also credited with an interest in the young winger.
Newcastle after Club Brugge winger 23-year-old Anthony Limbombe
We don’t know exactly what Rafa has to spend this summer and whether Newcastle can go in and bid say £15M for the winger.
The alternative to that is that Rafa is still being restricted on who he can bid for by owner Mike Ashley.
If that’s the case Rafa will likely not be at Newcastle next summer after his contract runs out.
Newcastle, as usual, are being linked with lots of players this summer but preseason training will start a week tomorrow and we still only have one new player signed.
Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka was signed for £4M after his loan spell and that was an easy one for the club since we had an option to buy the Slovakian goalkeeper.
But Rafa is pushing Lee Charnley and company to get some of these deals completed – both incoming and outgoing.
But it’s looking very much like last summer when we missed out on nearly all our top targets – basically, because we didn’t show the necessary drive, determination and desire in the transfer window.
Let’s hope something will happen next week – it would be excellent if can get two more players signed over the next eight days – maybe including Anthony Limbombe.