Le 10 Sport are reporting that Newcastle have made an offer for Lille defensive midfielder Thiago Maia. The offer is said to surpass the one made by Genoa yesterday.
— le10sport (@le10sport) August 5, 2019
It was reported by L’Equipe recently that Newcastle still maintained an interest in Thiago Maia.
There was also news from Le 10 Sport yesterday that Genoa had bid €7m along with 50% of any future sale of the Brazilian. In their most recent article, the French outlet now claim that Newcastle have made a superior offer for the 23-year-old.
The report also says it is very likely Lille will accept the best offer between the two clubs. However, they say the player has yet to decide if he wants to leave the French club.
We are growing a bit concerned with the future of Isaac Hayden however if these reports are true. We hope that Newcastle are not looking at Thiago Maia as a replacement for Hayden but as competition in the midfield.
We have not heard of any substantial links to Hayden and would be pleasantly surprised to see Maia added to the midfield. He could be seen as the replacement for Mohamed Diame.
It is not like Newcastle to buy before they sell. They are usually left scrambling for a replacement when a player is sold. So maybe, if true, Maia is being brought in as competition which would be just great.