Newcastle are now ‘waiting to pounce’ for Belgian international Anthony Limbombe according to The Sun – with the winger’s proposed £11m move to Huddersfield having ‘broke down’.
This may come from The Sun, however this is not the first time we’ve been linked with a move to sign the Club Brugge star, with leading Belgian outlet ‘HLN’ claiming we were preparing a bid for the highly-rated 24-year old just last month.
After an impressive season with Club Brugge, Limbombe earned his first call-up to Roberto Martinez’s Belgian squad earlier this year, however he was not included in the group that saw them finish third in the World Cup this summer.
Here’s a snippet from The Sun’s latest piece, suggesting both ourselves and Southampton could now step in after his move to Huddersfield broke down:
“NEWCASTLE and Southampton are waiting to pounce for Belgium international Anthony Limbombe – after the winger’s move to Huddersfield broke down.
“Terriers boss David Wagner hoped to land the 24-year-old, who helped Club Brugge win their league title last season.
“Talks took place between the two clubs about a potential £11million transfer.
“However Limbombe, who changed agents earlier this summer, failed to agree a deal with the west Yorkshire club.
“Rafa Benitez and Saints manager Mark Hughes may now rekindle their previous interest in the player.”
The left-winger bagged 6 goals and 7 assists in Belgium last season and has 37 goals and 40 assists in 230 career appearances so far.
The question is, with Benitez’s budget so limited and another striker and number 10 still needed, is the signing of another winger really a priority position?
Here’s him in action: