Calciomercato.com are reporting today that negotiations between Juventus and Newcastle are almost complete and the Italian International Stefano Sturaro should soon be arriving on Tyneside – maybe as our third signing of the summer.
The 25-year-old has been reported in the Italian press as saying he is keen to join the Magpies and has been waiting for Newcastle and Juventus to get the deal done.
Juventus initially wanted €18M for their defensive midfielder, but it seems that figure has been negotiated lower to €15M which is about £13.2M.
Italian International Stefano Sturaro – heading to Newcastle
Newcastle now need to finish up agreeing personal terms with the player, but if the reports are accurate, that should be done fairly quickly with the player keen to join the Rafalution on Tyneside.
He would be another good signing for Newcastle as Rafa Benitez seems keen to strengthen Newcastle’s spine.
Stefano would be the second central midfielder brought in following the signing of South Korean captain Ki Sung-yueng last week.
The Manager wants to sign a striker and he has already signed goalkeeper Martin Dubravka from Sparta Prague,
Rafa is keen to get these signings completed, and he seems to be having a positive effect on things since arriving back on Tyneside a week ago.
Great to see England finally win a penalty shoot-out (4-3) in the World Cup against Columbia yesterday.
But they made it difficult conceding three minutes into stoppage time after Harry Kane had put us ahead with yet another penalty.
With two penalties remaining in the shoot-out Colombia were ahead 3-2 and only had to convert their remaining two penalties to win the game but they missed them both and we scored both of our ours.
Now we’re up against Sweden on Saturday – win and we’re in the final four!