Calciomercato are reporting that Newcastle are interested in signing RB Leipzig attacking midfielder Yussuf Poulsen.
The 24-year-old played well for Denmark in the World Cup, but they were finally eliminated by Croatia losing 3-2 on penalties after a terrific 1-1 draw on Sunday.
Other clubs who are reported to be interested in the 31 times capped Dane (5 goals) are West Ham and Everton – two clubs who seem to be linked with a player whenever Newcastle are.
Newcastle interested in 24-year-old RB Leipzig attacking midfielder Yussuf Poulsen
The 6ft 4in tall forward is an excellent technical player, and he could be a target for Newcastle – but it depends how far down Rafa’s list he is.
He’s a versatile player – something Rafa likes in players and he has been at Leipzig since 2013 when he joined Leipzig from Danish club Lyngby BK.
He has played 174 times for the Bundesliga club with 39 goals and 29 assists, and he has the physicality to do well in the Premier League.
He is not a prolific goalscorer, however, and Rafa needs to bring in at least one of those players this summer.
But he has the experience to improve the Newcastle squad, and he’s still young at 24.
But Newcastle will have lots of targets this summer, and we’ll have to see if there’s real interest from Newcastle.
If there is then a move could be made soon since his World Cup exploits are over, and he did look a very decent player for Denmark.
But how much would he cost?