Tottenham jet out on transfer mission for cut-price CL defender, Newcastle also in race - report
By Danny Wright
Tottenham and Newcastle have both sent out their scouts on a transfer mission to keep close tabs on BSC Young Boys defender Kasim Nuhu, according to a report.
Swiss news outlet Blick claimed on their website that the two Premier League sides had someone in the stands to cast their rule over Nuhu, 22, in Young Boys’ Champions League play-off loss against CSKA Mosvow last week.
It is understood that the Ghanaian centre-back is only worth a cut-price £800,000, which would represent a major bargain considering the prices that have been flung around in this summer transfer window.
Nuhu only signed for Swiss giants Young Boys from Mallorca last year but is already a regular first-team feature in both their league and Champions League campaigns.
He helped his side get a surprise win over group stage regulars Dynamo Kiev in the last round of the qualifiers and will be hoping that he can pull off a similar feat in the second leg of the clash with CSKA Moscow.
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Football Insider Verdict
Nuhu looks like he has bags of potential and for such a low price, Tottenham and Newcastle should definitely look to sign him. Spurs are already well stocked in defence but the Magpies could really do with an extra body in the centre of defence with Florian Lejeune’s recent injury as well as Jamaal Lascelles’ constant struggle to get fit. At £800,000, there is virtually no risk in signing Nuhu. He could be a complete flop, but having spent time in the Premier League, his value will no doubt rise, especially if he earns his first full international cap in the near future. The two Premier League sides are perhaps waiting to see whether Young Boys progress to the group stages of the Champions League before making a move.