There is a report in the Star today that Newcastle have made inquiries about FC Nuremberg defensive midfielder Patrick Erras.
Rafa will need to bring in at least two new central midfielders this summer with Isaac Hayden and Mo Diame likely to be leaving the club.
The news in the Star is the Nuremberg defender could be available for as little as £5M, and he is keen to move to the Premier League.
24-year-old FC Nuremberg defensive midfielder Patrick Erras
We had been linked last month with the 6ft 5ins holding midfielder via German outlet Bild.
Erras came through the Youth Academy at Nuremberg and made his Bundesliga debut back in October 2015 against FSV Frankfurt.
He’s played 61 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 transfer 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.”
Once the season ends, we are hoping Newcastle start bringing players in very early this summer.
That’s what Rafa wants, and they should do what he’s requesting.
Rafa knows what he’s doing, which cannot always be said for the Newcastle hierarchy.