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23rd Jun, 2018 | 2:34pm

Newcastle must hijack PL interest in defender as near-£12m bids are tabled


Newcastle United supporters are still waiting for the club to kick into gear in the summer transfer window and know they need several improvements made to their squad to ensure they remain competitive again in the top flight.

It is very known that the Magpies are crying out for some more attacking firepower to help them score goals in the Premier League and it was in fact their defence that proved vital in their top-flight survival last season.

They managed to stumble upon a formable centre-back partnership of captain Jamaal Lascelles and Florian Lejeune, who proved extremely resilient int he heart of defence.

However, manager Rafael Benitez doesn’t have too much quality in reserve and that is why adding fresh competition should be one of their priorities.

Newcastle’s backline thrived off old school defender where they put their bodies on the line and gave a no-nonsense approach, which is why they simply must join the hunt for Besiktas powerhouse Domagoj Vida.

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Turkish news outlet Fanatik reports that Premier League duo Everton and West Ham have bid £11.6million to try secure a deal for him, despite the fact he only joined Besiktas in January.

The 29-year-old has been superd in Croatia’s opening two World Cup matches, where they have defeated both Nigeria and Argentina.

Vida is a monstrous centre-back that ticks all the boxes in terms of what an old fashioned Premier League defender should be and he is also tidy in possession.

Newcastle have to try get in the mix for his signature based on how well he could slot in at St James’ Park and competing around the £12million mark should be feasible.

In other Newcastle United transfer news, six teams are in the hunt to sign the club’s colossus on loan.

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