Newcastle have been linked with Everton’s 20-year-old Croatian International attacking midfielder Nikola Vlasic this year.
His £10M move on a five-year contract from Hajduk Split to Everton last summer hasn’t worked out, yet he is a class player.
It probably didn’t help that Everton boss Ronald Koeman was sacked early in the season and Sam Allardyce brought in.
News coming in from the Liverpool press suggests Everton are looking to offload the twice-capped Croatian International so maybe Newcastle could go in and try to get a loan agreement with an option to buy next summer?
20-year-old Croatian International attacking midfielder Nikola Vlasic – loan possible?
The news is in the Liverpool Echo who are reporting the following:
“The ECHO understands Ashley Williams, Kevin Mirallas, Cuco Martina and Nikola Vlasic have been frozen out of the first-team picture by the boss and have been told to train away from the squad.”
“And it seems the days are numbered for these four as Silva has made up his mind over their futures.”
Vlasic did not have a good first season with the Toffees, but under the guidance of Rafa Benitez, he could blossom on Tyneside.
We don’t know how much money Ashley is willing to spend this summer – not much probably – but perhaps a permanent transfer could be on the cards?
The safer way is to try to get the lad in on loan with an option to buy him next summer – that’s also the cheaper option.
And we can still have a loan deal with one more Premier League club with two being allowed – and we already have Kenedy on loan from Chelsea.
Now’s the time to move for the 20-year-old who could possibly fill the number 10 spot at Newcastle for next season.
There’s just over a week for Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley to get some decent players through the door for Rafa Benitez, and things could still turn out quite well for Newcastle.