Report: Newcastle have now added two Inter Milan stars to their shortlist
CalcioMercato now report that two Inter Milan players have been added to Newcastle United’s shortlist – in Marcelo Brozovic and Stefan de Vrij.
The rumours are flying after Newcastle were bought for £300million by a Saudi-backed consortium. The Toon are now said to be worth £320billion.
They are targeting a centre-back. This week, they have been linked with Wesley Fofana, Clement Lenglet, Matthijs de Ligt and Kalidou Koulibaly.
Well, they can now add another name to that list – in the form of Netherlands international de Vrij. Brozovic is also being targeted.
Both experienced Inter stars, aged 29 and 28 respectively, are in a tricky position in terms of their contract. Brozovic could be signed on a free.
He is out of contract next summer, so from January 1 – a pre-contract can be arranged. Meanwhile, de Vrij has 18 months left on his current deal.
Newcastle eye de Vrij and Brozovic: Inter duo add steel to Toon side
Ask most Newcastle fans what they need in terms of players, and the majority will tell you that a better centre-back and a midfielder is needed.
Jonjo Shelvey has been injured, while Sean Longstaff and Isaac Hayden are more box to box. Joe Willock is better when given freedom as a 10.
So, an anchoring midfielder would be ideal and the excellent Brozovic would be perfect. He looks like he will be on the move, due to his contract.
A centre-back is also a position in need of improvement. De Vrij is experienced, with just four games shy of 200 in Serie A football.
While they are not the most-exciting names to be linked with Newcastle, they both massively improve the Tyneside outfit.
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