There’s a report in Football Ghana that Newcastle United are well positioned and have made significant progress in their attempts to sign Ghana defender Kasim Nuhu for £8M.
The 22-year-old plays at center-back and stands 6ft 3ins tall and Rafa will be bringing in a central defender in this summer to replace Chancel Mbemba who is almost certain to leave the club after three years on Tyneside.
Nuhu has had an excellent season at the Swiss side Young Boys, whom Kevin Mbabu joined last summer and has also had a good season back home in Switzerland.
22-year-old Young Boys’ defender Kasim Nuhu
Nuhu’s form this season has attracted a number of top European clubs and Newcastle is said to be one of them.
The agents of the twice-capped Nigerian International have already started negotiations with Young Boys over a potential transfer of the player in the summer.
The report is that Newcastle are a club high on their agenda of potential destinations for their player.
Newcastle had representatives watching the Young Boys’ Champions League qualifying match against CSKA Moscow recently, and the Magpies are now considering a move for the youngster.
However, there will be plenty of competition for Newcastle both Tottenham and Huddersfield also interested in signing the star youngster.
But it does look as though Newcastle have made the most progress towards signing the Ghanaian International.
Last season Nuhu played 45 times for Young Boys with 3 goals and 2 assists.
Last October he scored on his International debut for Ghana against Saudi Arabia and Newcastle were first linked with this player last August.