NUFC given fresh hope on defender deal – Reporter claims late ‘compromise’ may now be found

Despite confirming that Newcastle have made an offer ‘lower’ than Swansea’s £10m asking price for Federico Fernandez, Alan Nixon is now claiming that the two clubs could agree to a ‘compromise’ – with Swansea needing to get high earners off the wage bill.

With the arrival of Barcelona’s Marlon Santos now hanging in the balance, with his loan arrival dependant on a work permit being granted, it seems as though Argentinian centre-back Fernandez is another option.

He played under Benitez at Napoli, so is a player he’ll know well, and is also someone who would give us some much needed Premier League experience too – having played over 100 times in the top flight for Swansea and captaining them.

Lee Ryder had insisted that the Swans would not budget on their £10m asking price, however The Sun’s Alan Nixon now claims that a ‘compromise’ may be met:

“Offer for Fernandez is lower than it should be. No surprise there.

“But there is a possible compromise. Swansea need wages off payroll. Still have too many big hitters.”

With Lejeune likely to miss the entire 2018/19 season, the signing of Fernandez – an experienced player Rafa knows well – would be a very solid addition at this stage of the window.

Time will tell just how much of a compromise Swansea are willing to make, however..

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been 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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