By Russell Edge

21st Jan, 2018 | 10:10pm

Report: Newcastle eye World Cup winner as Euro giants seek long-term exit at £75k-a-week

Newcastle United are eyeing up a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Andre Schurrle after the German giants made the winger available for a long-term loan paying just half his £150,000-a-week wages, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim on their website that the Magpies are among a host of clubs who have been offered the services of the 27-year-old attacker, as Dortmund seek an 18-month exit for the German international with both sides set to pay £75,000-a-week.
The 57-cap 2014 World Cup winner has struggled for game time since joining from fellow German side Wolfsburg in 2016, and has just 10 appearances under his belt across all competitions this season.
The former Chelsea man has 44 Premier League outings to his name during his time with the Blues, and picked up the 2014/15 top flight title.
Football Insider verdict
Newcastle will know that in this day and age, £75,000-a-week is the sort of wage which Premier League players of a high quality will be looking for, so it is a reasonable asking price from Dortmund. The experience and quality he could bring to the Magpies attack would be a serious step forward for Rafael Benitez and offer real hope of securing their top flight place next season. An 18-month loan might also work in their favour, knowing they have a top attacker under their belt for next season without a hefty transfer fee. Can the club pull it off? He is likely to be high in demand, so it may be a battle, but Benitez may prove such a draw that it can be done.
In other Newcastle United transfer news, the club have identified a striker worth £20million as their top target this month.
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