According to leading Belgian outlet HLN, Newcastle United have now had a €6m (£5.3m) bid accepted for Anderlecht striker Isaac Kiese Thelin.
The story claims that the 6ft 2′ striker missed training yesterday as a move away is ‘imminent’, however they report that we are not the only one who’ve had a bid accepted – with Lokomotiv Moscow also in for the Swedish international.
Here’s confirmation of these reports from The Chronicle’s Mark Douglas:
Scored freely for Waasland-Beveren last year in Jupiler League (19) but not in Anderlecht plans.
May be Lokomotiv in pole position as they can offer @ChampionsLeague football, HLN claim.
Missed training yesterday as deal away is imminent….
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) August 2, 2018
The 26-year old – who’s played 24 times for his country – managed 19 goals and 5 assists in the Belgian League last season whilst on loan with Waasland-Beveren, however his career record stands at just 47 goals and 24 assists in 190 appearances.
It remains to be seen if there’s any truth in this (although HLN are deemed to be pretty reliable as one of Belgium’s leading outlets), however this would strike of desperation and the sort of bargain basement signing we were making this time last summer.
Here’s him in action: