Report: International hitman keen on Newcastle move as Euro side seek imminent replacement
Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen is keen on making a move to Newcastle United with the Dutch club scouring the market for an immediate replacement to cover his departure, according to a report.
Dutch publication De Telegraaf claim on their website that the Eredivisie club are seemingly resigned to their 27-year-old star’s departure, stating that it is likely he will move to Tyneside before Wednesday’s transfer deadline.
Sky Sports have claimed that the Magpies should be able to secure his signing for £20million despite the Dutch side’s £22million valuation, although it is reported that a bid of just £15million has been tabled so far.
It is said that Feyenoord’s manager Giovanni van Bronckhrrst has held discussions with the Danish international over his exit to England, with the player reportedly open to a move to England’s top flight.
As a result, the former Rangers and Barcelona midfielder has stated that the club have opened up a search to secure a new forward, although they have already seen ex-Arsenal and Manchester United hitman Robin van Persie return to the club where he began his career.
He was quoted by De Telegraaf as saying: “You have a list of possible successors, but you depend on a lot of factors, and I now wait for information from Martin (Van Geel, technical director).”
Jorgensen has netted nine goals in 19 appearances for his club this season, while he has a total of eight strikes in his 28 international outings for Denmark.
In other Newcastle United transfer news, a duo are set for the exit door at St James’ Park after Benitez confirmed transfer talks.