German media outlet BILD is reporting that Newcastle are interested in signing Nuremberg defensive midfielder Patrick Erras.
Nuremberg are currently the second bottom side in the Bundesliga, and they seem sure to be one of the clubs relegated this season.
Erras is right-footed, and he has played only 13 times in the Bundesliga this season for the second bottom side, and he’s started only 7 games.
So if the BILD report is accurate, Rafa must see something he likes in the player.
6ft 5ins tall Nuremberg defensive midfielder Patrick Erras
He came through the Youth Academy at Nuremberg and made his Bundesliga debut back in October 2015 against FSV Frankfurt.
He’s played 57 total games for Nuremberg with 6 goals and 3 assists.
Rafa will want to bring in at least one defensive midfielder this summer since it’s likely that both Isaac Hayden and Mo Diame will be leaving the club.
This is what Erras has said about a potential move this summer:
“My contract expires in 2020, of course leaving crosses your mind.”
“I can confirm that clubs from the Premier League and the Bundesliga have already approached my advisor.”
“But my first point of contact will always be the club.”
There is a lot of interest from other clubs too in the giant defensive midfielder.
Rafa will want to bring in some low-cost bargains this summer – like Erras – as he did last summer with the likes of Ki and Schar.
But the manager will also want owner Mike Ashley to support him to bring in at least one or maybe even two high-priced transfer targets.
What do you think?
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