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Newcastle Put In Bid For German U21 International Defender

Newcastle are continuing their work in this month’s transfer market and now there is a report that we have bid £21M for German U21 International center-back Felix Uduokhai.

The report is in Tuttomercatoweb and we have now been interested in several center-backs in this window, none of which we have been able to sign – yet.

The report is that Newcastle have been in contact with Augsburg in the last 24 hours and have bid €25M – around £20.8M for the left-footed center-back..

Napoli are also interested, but wait for it – Augsburg want to keep Uduokhai until the summer, but money talks.

The 24-year-old 6ft 4ins (according to Wikipedia) defender has a Nigerian father and German mother.

He has played 62 times for Augsburg with one goal since signing for them from Wolfsburg in 2020, after being on loan in the previous season.

He has played 6 times for the German U21 side and for the German Olympic side last year.

He cost Augsburg a reported €9M (£7.5M) so that would be a quick profit of €16M for the German club.

It’s a pity our former owner wasn’t Augsburg’s current owner – then the deal would go through lightning fast.

There is information on the Bundesliga website as reported by the Boot Room :

“There are very few left-footed center-backs at the highest level right now, and so Uduokhai is a rare gem in that sense,”

“The Augsburg defender has also played at left-back and in defensive midfield during his career already, but his home is in the center of defense.”

“Comfortable with both feet, the 23-year-old lines up on the left side of Augsburg’s central pairing to get the best use of his preferred foot.”

“That’s his key comparison to Bayern Munich’s Alaba, as well as his comfort in playing out from the back.”

“What makes Uduokhai a little different is that he stands 6’2?, making him a real presence at the back and at the other end of the pitch with his size and aerial ability.”

If we can get him for around £20M that would be a very decent deal.

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