Report: £25m man has told Newcastle he's willing to sign; PIF to offer huge contract
Newcastle United are continuing to plough ahead with their attempts to bring in new players, with one of the latest names to be linked being German full-back and winger, Robin Gosens.
According to 90Min, Gosens is on the radar of Newcastle. However, there is a big problem for the Toon if they want to land Gosens, as he has been injured since September. A hamstring injury has kept him firmly out of action, with no fixed return date set for the German at the moment.
But this hasn’t stopped Newcastle and PIF reaching out to Gosens over joining. And according to 90Min, the German international has told the Magpies he would be open to moving to St James’ Park. It’s believed Newcastle ‘like’ the response they’ve had from the 27-year-old, and PIF are prepared to increase his salary by a huge amount.
Newcastle’s need for new faces became more obvious this weekend. A drab draw with Watford did them no favours at all. Chris Wood and Kieran Trippier made debuts, but there was a real lack of quality and belief at times.
Gosens, then, who has 13 caps for Germany, could provide a useful option, if he can regain fitness.
TBR’s View: Surely Newcastle Don’t Take Gosens Risk?
There is doubting Gosens’ ability. You don’t play for Germany and an expansive Italian side in the Champions League if you’re not any good. Likewise, you don’t command a reported £25m asking price. But Newcastle’s problem here is the injury side of things.
Surely the Mags won’t be moving into the market for a player who hasn’t played in months? Eddie Howe needs players who are fit and ready now. And that’s regardless of ability.
So, while Robin Gosens might be a quality addition on paper for Newcastle, there is more to this.
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