The sooner Newcastle can sign two or three players the better we will feel this summer, although Newcastle did move Matz Sels out yesterday so that’s seven of the first team squad we have moved out this summer and so far brought in 25 year-old Chelsea winger Christian Atsu for £6.2M.
With pre-season training due to start in 10 days time a week on Monday, it would be very good if we can sign say three new players by then and get some momentum going in the transfer market.
But some good news today is that it looks like we are close to signing Manchester City defensive midfielder Fernando for around £5M.
29 year-old defensive midfielder Fernando
There’s an interesting piece in the Sun that Newcastle have held their nerve and while City are reported to have wanted to recuperate £10M of the £12M they paid Porto for Fernando three years ago – it looks like we will get him for £5M.
That would be a great deal for Newcastle in today’s market.
We were linked with Fernando a few weeks ago but then things went quiet, but this week things have perked up and the player also is reported to want to join Rafa’s revolution on Tyneside and that always helps us.
Lucas Leiva of Liverpool was also an option at defensive midfield, but the news is that with Newcastle able to get Fernando for only £5M, he will be the choice for the defensive midfielder coming into the cub.
And 6ft tall Fernando does have good Premier League experience appearing over 60 times in the PL for City.
He has always looked a classy player who is low-key, but certainly gets the job done in the middle of the park.
The Brazilian can do very well under the coaching of Rafa Benitez at Newcastle.
Let’s hope we can this player signed up quickly.
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