Report: Newcastle defender Emil Krafth wanted by Fulham
Newcastle United have received an enquiry from Fulham for Emil Krafth, but the Daily Mail reports that the defender is not keen to move out of the Premier League.
Krafth has had a mixed time on Tyneside. The Magpies only paid £5 million to make his deal permanent in 2019.
However, he has hardly captured the imagination of supporters during his time at St James’ Park.
And he has not been used in either of Newcastle’s last two Premier League games, with Steve Bruce leaving him as an unused substitute.
The Daily Mail reports that he earns £58,000-a-week. Newcastle meanwhile, need to sell before they can add to their squad in the final hours of the deadline.
So you would imagine that the Magpies hierarchy were pleased with Fulham making an enquiry.
However, the Daily Mail reports Krafth is not sure about dropping out of the top flight. So it would appear there is plenty to be done if a late agreement is going to be reached.
Krafth joining Fulham would hand Newcastle a big boost late in the window
Moving £58,000-a-week off the wage bill would provide a huge boost to Newcastle – particularly with Krafth not proving to be a key player in recent times.
Newcastle need to add to their squad. Letting the window close without further additions would be a real gamble.
Admittedly, they would probably not receive a huge fee for Krafth. But his departure would surely open the door for a loan or two.
It seems likely that plenty of Newcastle fans will hope that there is a deal to be done following Fulham’s enquiry.