Newcastle United are reported to be interested in signing Toulouse defender Christopher Jullien this summer, according to GOAL.com journalist Robin Bairner.
But with only eight days left in this transfer window if Newcastle are to sign this defender, we will need to move at top speed to get this potential deal done in just over a week.
Newcastle are not known for making any transfer – into or out of the club – easy, simple or quick.
In fact, it’s the opposite.
Everton and Southampton said to be other Premier League clubs interested in signing the center-back.
The 6ft 5ins tall defender joined Toulouse from German club SC Freiburg two years ago and has been capped at the France U20 level.
25-year-old Toulouse defender Christopher Jullien
— Robin Bairner (@RBairner) August 2, 2018
The fee is said to be around £8.8M which is not much cheaper than the £10M we were asked to pay for Swansea’s Argentina International center-back Federico Fernandez who would seem a better buy for about £1M more.
But that’s not how the Newcastle hierarchy think.
Rafa does need another central defender brought in as cover for the injured Florian Lejeune so we will be linked with center-backs over the next week.