Report: Two Bundesliga stars added to Newcastle shortlist
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Report: Two Bundesliga stars added to Newcastle shortlist

German newspaper BILD claim that Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule and Eintracht Frankfurt ace Filip Kostic are on Newcastle United’s radar.

The new owners have been linked with a whole host of stars since Newcastle completed a £305million takeover. Kostic and Sule are included.

Sule, 26, joined Bayern in 2017 and has been excellent for Bayern in his four years at the club – clocking up 144 appearances in all competitions.

The Germany international is in the final year of his contract at Bayern now. He is yet to sign a new deal, and Sport1 claim he wants £190k a week.

Kostic, meanwhile, is an assist machine. The 28-year-old Frankfurt star has 52 assists in 135 games for Frankfurt, while also scoring 28 goals.

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Both have now been added to Newcastle’s shortlist – with the report also stating that Philippe Coutinho and Timo Werner are options for the Toon.

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Kostic and Sule: Bundesliga duo are just what Newcastle need

Last summer, Steve Bruce wanted to bring a centre-midfielder and a centre-back to the club – but Newcastle only signed Joe Willock permanently.

Bringing in Kostic and Sule would solve those issues. Sule is a big, powerful centre-back that will throw his body in the way of a shot.

But he is just as comfortable with the ball at his feet. A cut-price fee could be engineered, given his contract situation. Kostic’s future is also a doubt.

The playmaker, who can play as a winger or in the 10 role, is in the last 18 months of his deal. Both would massively improve Newcastle’s side.

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