Newcastle United could reportedly have the chance to sign defender Philipp Max from Bundesliga club Augsburg.
According to the Chronicle, the 25-year-old has been “pushed forward” to the Magpies as a potential signing.
It is understood that manager Steve Bruce wants to sign a new left-back in the window and the Bundesliga flyer has been offered to Newcastle.
The report explains that Max does have a price tag of around £18million due to his consistent form in his homeland Germany.
Newcastle have already signed centre-forward Joelinton and could now have the chance to bring in a defender.
Max is a left-back with great pace and has shown in recent times he’s a real asset going forwards.
The attack-minded full-back has supplied 20 assists with his crossing from the two previous Bundesliga campaigns.
With Newcastle splashing out a club record £40million (BBC) for Joelinton, they should definitely be prepared to spend a fee of around £18million on a quality full-back.
The Magpies should be more concerned with strengthening their attack during the summer, but Augsburg’s speed machine looks too good to pass up the opportunity of signing.
Max has all the traits of a modern day full-back with his tireless work up and down the flank, while he would surely slot into a left wing-back role smoothly at St James’ Park.
It’s been fairly doom and gloom since the exit of manager Rafael Benitez, but Max would be eye-catching addition if they can pull it off.