Italian outlet FC Inter News have claimed that Newcastle United are one of three Premier League clubs that have been offered Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa, along with Arsenal and Manchester United.
Kurzawa, 27, is out of contract at the end of the season despite playing 23 times for Thomas Tuchel’s side this season. Since his move from Monaco to PSG in the summer of 2015, the 13-time France international has played 123 times for PSG.
The report claims that Kurzawa’s agents are looking for a new home for the left-sided defender, and have offered the defender’s services to five European sides – three of which are English clubs Newcastle, Arsenal and Manchester United.
Inter Milan and Juventus have also been given the chance to sign Kurzawa on a free, but interested parties must meet the player’s big wage demands. The report states Kurzawa wants a whopping £100,000 a week, for the next five seasons.
TBR’s view – Kurzawa could be ideal for Newcastle
Indeed, The Toon may have to bring in a new left-back. Danny Rose remains on loan from Tottenham but the England ace does not have a permanent clause in his contract. Jetro Willems does have a clause in his loan, but nothing is confirmed.
If Newcastle’s new owners opt against Willems and Rose, then surely a move to sign Kurzawa on a free transfer would be a decent addition – even if the four-time Ligue 1 champion wants an expensive, long-term contract.