Newcastle offer second bid of 20 million euros for full-back as Armando Broja bid mooted
Newcastle continue to throw money around as they look to add late additions to their squad in an attempt to stave off the drop from the Premier League.
Now, according to reports coming out of France, they are looking to double down on the agreement reached with Bruno Guimaraes by offering 20 million euros for Bayer Leverkusen left-back Mitchell Bakker.
This comes courtesy of French outlet L’Equipe, who claim that a bid was sent on Monday, and that representatives are already in Newcastle trying to make a deal happen.
Newcastle United have made an offer of €20m for former Paris Saint-Germain left-back Mitchel Bakker, now at Bayer Leverkusen. (L’Éq)https://t.co/FyeUDYaAec
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) January 26, 2022
Should that deal and the move for Guimaraes take shape, it could take Newcastle’s spending to over the 80 million mark, across 4 additions.
It may not end there, however.
Bid for Armando Broja mooted
In their bid to balance experienced additions with “value for money”, more youthful options. One of those, according to reports in Italy, is Chelsea loanee Armando Broja. The Albanian forward has impressed during his stint at Southampton so far this season, scoring 5 times in 18 Premier League outings thus far.
And, according to Fabrizio Romano, Southampton are ready to launch a 25 million pound bid for his services.
Understand Southampton are now expected to launch a £25m record bid for Albanian striker Armando Broja. Proposal to be submitted soon. ⚪️🔴 #SaintsFC
Let’s see Chelsea position – as Thomas Tuchel is a big admirer of Broja. “He’s our player”, Tuchel said few days ago. pic.twitter.com/LvkrF0uypu
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 26, 2022
However, as TuttoMercato, they will be outbid by the newly-wealthy Newcastle United, with the Magpies ready to table a bid worth 40 million euros (33.3 million pounds) this window, in the hope of stealing a march on other potential suitors.
As of right now, however, Chelsea remain unsure as to whether he will be allowed to depart Stamford Bridge in the summer.