Claims that NUFC are eyeing an unlikely move for £20m-rated winger – Southampton & Leicester linked

According to TEAMtalk, Newcastle have joined Southampton and Leicester in an attempt to sign Burnley winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson this summer – however his alleged asking price of £20m could well put us off.

The Icelandic international has played a big part in Burnley’s outstanding season in the Premier League, starting every single game for them singe their 1-0 win over ourselves at Turf Moor in October.

He’s weighed in with 2 goals and 6 assists and the report states that Rafa Benitez is a ‘massive fan’ of the 27-year-old right winger.

Gudmundsson has just one year left on his current deal, so Burnley are in a slightly vulnerable position regarding his potential exit, making the alleged £20m price tag all the more odd.

With it being claimed in the Mirror last night that Kenedy could cost us £15m, I’m not so sure we’d splash out anywhere near £20m on a relatively unproven Premier League winger who’s 5 years his senior.

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About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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