Newcastle United are prepared to offer around £15 million for Burnley teenager Dwight McNeil.
As reported by The Sun, new Magpies boss Steve Bruce is keen to get started in the transfer market with only a few weeks to go until it closes, but swooping for Clarets winger McNeil.
The Rochdale-born ace made his first-team debut in May 2018, but truly burst onto the scene in 2018/19 and caught the eye with some lively displays at Turf Moor.
He was handed 26 appearances in all competitions by manager Sean Dyche, who said in April that he would not be distracted by ‘outside noise’ (via football.london).
Apparently McNeil has been ‘a priority’ for the Newcastle transfer team for some time, but perhaps understandably they have been unable to sanction a deal with lots of other things going on.
The Sun state McNeil is rated at around £30 million, meaning some serious negotiation may have to take place if Newcastle are to get him in.
There is little time remaining in the window so the club need to work fast – perhaps that will work to Burnley’s advantage.
He could be expensive, but McNeil is the exact kind of player Newcastle need in 2019/20.
The club’s current wide options are devoid of real pace and the ability to be direct.
McNeil has shown during his fledgling career so far that he has these things in abundance.