Italian outlet Calciomercato are reporting today that Red Bull Salzburg playmaker Valon Berisha is having a medical at Lazio before a proposed move to the Rome based club,
Newcastle have been interested in the player for a while now, and he said last week his dream was to play in England.
But he also said he would be happy to join the Serie A league.
So we suppose he will not get his dream to play in England but this a little bit of a blow for us because he was available at a low £6.6M according to the report today.
Berisha could have been a bargain signing for us.
Valon Berisha – having a medical at Lazio
It’s also possible that he was not Rafa’s first choice with the manager also keen on 25-year-old Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro who has said he wants to come to Newcastle and is waiting for the club to agree on a deal with the Italian giants.
We’re being linked with a lot of central midfielders this summer, and unless Rafa is going to sell Isaac Hayden, there will only be one more coming through the door this summer.
That’s after we signed Ki Sung-yueng on a free from Swansea yesterday in a surprise signing.
Our take on this is that the Italian is the top target, but he could cost as much as £16M.
And there’s even news in Italy today that a deal for the Italian International is close to competition.
What do you think?