There was a report on the Transfermarkt website claiming that Newcastle are interested in FC Koln attacking midfielder Dominick Drexler.
Drexler has had an outstanding season for the Bundesliga 2 side.
Drexler just joined the relegated Koln club from FC Midtjylland in the summer for a fee of around £4M.
The German’s performances this season have propelled Koln back into the Bundesliga.
He’s scored 11 goals in all competitions but what’s really impressive is his 20 assists. So that’s a hand in 31 goals in 34 total games.
Dominick Drexler – Koln’s goal making sensation
While it is the second tier of German football, these stats are nothing to scoff at. He is a very versatile attacker.
Naturally right-footed, he can play on either wing or through the middle. Though by the end of October he was exclusively played centrally. From that point on is when he found his best form judging by his stats.
While newly promoted Koln will not want to lose their prised attacker, the report says that Newcastle and another unnamed Premier League side are looking at him.
We are not sure that there is much to this report to be honest.
The player will turn 29 later this month and we all know how Mike Ashley is loathe to buy a player he will not be able to sell for profit.
It will be interesting to see if this link is consistent through the summer. He may be a decent shout as cover with his versatility but we doubt he would be anything more than that.