Newcastle have renewed talks for Bayer Leverkusen left-back Mitchel Bakker according to French outlet L’Equipe, who broke the Bruno Guimaraes story last night.
They are reporting that Newcastle have offered £16.8m for the 21-year-old who only joined Leverkusen from PSG for half that amount this past summer. The Dutchman fell out of favor in Paris under Mauricio Pochettino but was a regular under current Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.
Earlier in the week, Luke Edwards revealed a source had told him Bakker would not be joining Newcastle in this window. It was later revealed by Sky Italy’s Rudy Galetti that the player ‘was not yet convinced of the destination.’
Leverkusen appear ready to accept the offer and the ball is in Bakker’s court. L’Equipe has added that his representatives are currently in Newcastle tying up a potential agreement. We’ll see if this second push has helped convince the Bakker.
The Mail’s Craig Hope is backing the claim that Newcastle have made another attempt for Bakker. He also reports Newcastle will make another run at Brighton’s Dan Burn after having an £8m bid rejected earlier.
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) January 26, 2022
***Here are some details of an upcoming charity event some may be interested in***
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NUFC legends team up for 2022 charity event in Gosforth
Four iconic former Newcastle United Football players are to come together for a special charity event at The Grand Hotel in Gosforth on Friday 8 April 2022. The event will reunite Kevin Keegan’s famous 90s “Entertainers” team, including former star midfielder Rob Lee, famed left-back John Beresford, former Northern Irish winger Keith Gillespie and the club’s legendary centre back and England international, Steve Howey. Featuring an auction, raffle and two-course meal, the charity event – organised by friends and NUFC nuts Les Hancock and Terry Sweeney – will be a smart-casual dinner event aimed at all supporters of the team.
Commenting on the event, John Beresford said: “I’m really looking forward to April 8th when myself, Keith Gillespie, Rob Lee and Steve Howey will head to Gosforth Park where we’re going to have a few reminisces and some entertainment to go with it. We’re going to be telling some funny stories; things you’ve probably never heard before. It’s going to be humorous, let’s put it that way! It’s all for two fantastic causes; Tiny Lives Trust and Wallsend Boys Club. I really can’t wait and I hope to see you there”
The evening is dedicated to the memory of Brian Paddison, a popular Newcastle businessman, charity fundraiser and passionate Newcastle United fan. All proceeds from the event are to go straight to Tiny Lives Trust and the legendary Wallsend Boys Club which has produced over 80 professional football players since its formation, including Alan Shearer, Alan Thompson, Steve Watson and Michael Carrick.
Tickets for the NUFC Legends Charity Evening are priced at £45 and can be purchased via email at email@example.com or over the phone by contacting organisers Les Hancock on 07779 841293 or Terry Sweeney at 07968 126622.