Premier League outfit Newcastle United need Mitchel Bakker from Bayer Leverkusen and could be joyful to pay £17 million for the previous Paris Saint-Germain man, as reported by BILD.
As in January, Newcastle are discovering out that cash can solely take you to this point.
Nico Schlotterbeck, Niklas Sule, Sven Botman and Jerry St Juste all turned down potential strikes to St James’ Park in favour of golf equipment who will probably be enjoying Champions League soccer in 2022/23.
Bayer Leverkusen have secured a seat at Europe’s high desk themselves, sitting six factors away from fifth-place Freiburg with only one Bundesliga sport remaining.
Bakker can have a troublesome resolution to make then, if BILD’s prophecy comes true.
Newcastle need Mitchel Bakker from Bayer Leverkusen
The all-action left-back agreed a transfer to Newcastle in January, per The Telegraph. A possible £14.5 million change fell by means of on the 11th hour, nevertheless, after Leverkusen seemingly bought chilly ft.
The 2002 Champions League runners-up may not be too desirous to rubber stamp a deal this time round both. Daley Sinkgraven, you see, is Leverkusen’s solely different left-back. And the previous Ajax teen will not be precisely in favour on the Bay Arena.
BILD add that Newcastle are ‘ready’ to pay £17 million for Bakker. That is a few £2.5 million greater than they have been set to ship Leverkusen’s method in January. The Netherlands U21 worldwide has performed 29 video games this season, scoring as soon as and offering a decent 4 assists.
Interestingly, Bakker is one in every of a lot of proficient left-backs reportedly on Newcastle’s radar. According to The Athletic, Eddie Howe and co have doubts about whether or not to show Matt Targett’s mortgage right into a everlasting switch, regardless of his spectacular shows since arriving from Aston Villa in January.
“I think it’s a very possible (move),” Dutch skilled Marcel Van der Krann advised talkSPORT of Bakker.
“He’s made for English soccer. He has tempo and aptitude. Players like Kieran Trippier, he’s very comparable.
“He is not afraid of the big crowds or the pressure. I think he would do well and if there’s a chance for the club to sign him, I think he would be a very good asset.”