Date: 19th May 2022 at 3:08pm
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Newcastle United have added another player to their long list of targets with PSV Eindhoven’s Ibrahim Sangaré

The Lowdown: A fixed price tag

That is according to Dutch journalist Rik Elfrink, who claims that the Eredivisie outfit are trying to get as much money as possible for their star players, with English clubs such as Newcastle being the mostly likely to splash the cash on their prized assets.

The Dutch side are reportedly after €40m (£34m) each for Sangaré and winger Cody Gakpo, with the North East side ready to pounce if given the opportunity to sign the former.

The Latest: The release clause

It is now being reported that PSV are aware of interest from a number of English clubs for the Ivorian, with Leicester also interested as well as Newcastle according to The Sun.

They also report that he has a release clause in his contract that is worth that asking price, with this latest report coming from Elfrink reinforcing the notion that the 1988 European Cup winners aren’t willing to go under that price, and that any clubs wanting to sign the midfielder will have to meet that release clause.

The Verdict: He would be a strong addition

There is a reason why so many teams are after the 24-year-old, as his strong displays in a red and white shirt this season have brought plaudits from pundits and fans alike, with journalist Alpha Balde drawing comparisons to fellow Ivorian Yaya Toure, as well as Chelsea legend Michael Essien, by claiming that he is “passionate” with “fighting spirit and a desire to go forward”.

And these are attributes that would definitely make him a popular figure on Tyneside, which boasts a fanbase known for their passion, and would be a big upgrade on some of the current midfield options that Eddie Howe currently has at his disposal, with his 7.49 average match rating, according to Whoscored, in the Dutch top flight this season ranking him amongst the very best in the division.

And in other news, Newcastle are also keen on bringing in a new centre back.

 

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