The Turkish news outlet Aksam is reporting that Newcastle have stepped up their pursuit of Galatasaray forward Garry Rodrigues.
The news is that Newcastle opened talks with Galatasaray over a potential deal to sign Garry Rodrigues.
But Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim would prefer to keep his player, but it seems he would sell but only for €20M, which is about £17.5M.
We have continually been linked with the 27-year-old Cape Verde international for some time, and it seems he will cost a sizable €20M.
Garry Rodrigues – will cost €20M
Newcastle seem to be balking at the price tag since the player cost the Turkish powerhouse only €3.7M back in January of last year when he moved from PAOK.
Rodrigues is another winger Rafa is pursuing this summer, but he will only bring one winger into the club.
Other positions like full-back, center-back, central midfield, and striker also need to be strengthened.
Newcastle reportedly offered £6M last summer for Rodrigues and then £7M in January, but nothing came of those bids.
The player himself is said to be “very keen” to join Newcastle, and he said the deal will be done for less than €15M (£13.2M).
We’ll have to wait to see if Rafa signs him and what the fee turns out to be.