As confirmed by Sky Sports’ Keith Downie (and the picture above), Argentine international Federico Fernandez has now arrived on Tyneside to have his medical ahead of a £6m move from Swansea.
Time is now running out for Benitez to sign a much needed left-back, but the arrival of Fernandez will come as a relief – with Florian Lejeune likely to miss out for the entire season following his cruciate knee ligament injury over pre-season.
Here’s a clip of Sky’s Keith Downie confirming the 29-year old’s arrival on Tyneside, claiming a fee was officially agreed between the two clubs whilst he was onboard a flight to the North-East:
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) August 9, 2018
The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder has also backed up these claims, stating that an ‘announcement should follow’ on his arrival before 5pm’s deadline:
Federico Fernández now tying deal up to sign for #nufc at St James' Park. Announcement should folllow.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) August 9, 2018
Good signing? In the circumstances, yes, but it’s too little too late once again from NUFC.
Less than an hour left to now sign a left-back..
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