Newcastle have been linked with yet another center-back this evening after Sevilla made their stance on Diego Carlos official. Earlier today, a report from France claimed that Galatasaray’s Marcao had hit Newcastle’s radar.
Now a claim from Sky Germany has Mainz’s Jeremiah St. Juste on Newcastle’s center-back shortlist. According to the report, talks are underway and the Dutchman is valued at £12.5m, the same fee being touted for Marcao.
St. Juste is a versatile defender who can push up into the midfield or slot out on the right. He has been compared to French international and Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard.
He is considered a very intelligent defender but stands just 6′ tall so does not have the aerial prowess of some of our other targets. However, the 25-year-old is blessed with blistering pace which Newcastle sorely lack at the back.
The 25-year-old joined Mainz from Feyenoord in 2019 and has racked up 69 appearances in Germany. He is a former Netherlands U21 international and was called up to the full national team this past March but has yet to be capped.
Newcastle are in the hunt for possibly two center-backs with Brighton’s Dan Burn still under consideration after an opening bid was rejected. The Blyth-born defender is keen on a return to the north-east.
The deal that appears the most advanced is for Lyon playmaker Bruno Guimaraes. The 24-year-old has been named on the bench in Brazil’s World Cup qualifier at Ecuador. Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano believes an agreement is very close to being reached.
While Bruno Guimarães is on the bench in Ecuador with Brazil, his agents are in talks with Newcastle and OL in order to reach full agreement. Talks progressing, Newcastle confident but still waiting for green light on every single point. Key hours ahead. ???? #NUFC https://t.co/Nj3Wh4ONeH
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 27, 2022