RB Salzburg playmaker Valon Berisha said recently that Newcastle were very interested in signing him this summer and that his dream move would be to England.
Now there’s news from Italy via Calciomercato (referencing news from La Republica) that Lazio have had an offer of €8M (£7M) accepted by RB Salzburg.
Lazio are the current favorites to sign the talented central midfielder.
With Mikel Merino now likely to join Real Sociedad – maybe even this week – Rafa needs central midfielder reinforcements, and the Kosovo, and Norway International would seem to fit the bill.
Valon Berisha – RB Salzburg. accept €8M offer from Lazio
And we could use the £10M we will get from Real Sociedad to pay the £7M for the Kosovo international.
The report is that it seems Berisha would like to join a Premier League club and that he has previously turned down a move Sampdoria, who were initially in the lead for his signature.
If Rafa really wants the 25-year-old, we would expect Newcastle to be in there trying to do the deal.
But Calciomercato report he has “cut off contact with all other clubs in the hope of a move to Rome.”
Let’s hope that’s not true because previously he was reported to be keen to come to Newcastle.
Berisha would be an excellent addition to the Newcastle’s squad – if we can get him.