Newcastle United have just announced right-back Emil Krafth in a £5m deal from SC Amiens.
Here is the official announcement of Emil from the Newcastle United Twitter account.
?? The 25-year-old right-back, who helped Sweden reach the quarter-finals at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, has signed an initial four-year contract at St. James' Park.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 8, 2019
Emil Krafth is a 25-year-old Swedish international who has made 20 appearances for his country. He will come in to help add depth to the right wing-back position.
Emil had just joined SC Amiens permanently from Bologna though he did spend last year on loan with the French club.
Newcastle must have really wanted to bring in Krafth as they have more than doubled what Amiens paid for him this summer.
We hope he can prove to be a massive bargain along the lines of Martin Dubravka and Fabian Schar who both joined for low fees and have become stars at Newcastle.
We are very happy with the signing of Emil Krafth and are delighted to see him join Newcastle United