According to an ‘exclusive’ from Transfermarkt, Newcastle are one of several clubs interested in signing Bundesliga left-back Jamilu Collins this summer.
The 25-year-old looks set to leave Paderborn this summer ahead of their inevitable relegation from the top tier of German football, and it seems we’re one of many clubs eyeing a potential deal.
Collins is also nearing the final 12 months of his contract, meaning the Nigerian international is expected to be available for a cut-price fee this summer – with Transfermarkt suggesting he could leave for as little as €3.
Here’s a snippet from their report, which states ourselves, Fulham, Schalke, Hertha Berlin and Mainz are all showing interest:
According to information acquired by Transfermarkt, several clubs have registered interest in Paderborn left-back Jamilu Collins. The 25-year-old, whose current contract runs until 2021, was directly involved in three goals in 21 Bundesliga games this season and saw his market value rise to €3 million in December.
As Transfermarkt learned, Newcastle and Fulham from England – as well as German clubs Schalke, Hertha and Mainz – are thinking about signing the Nigeria international, who made 13 appearances for the Super Eagles, which should also enable him to be granted a work permit.
With loan defenders Danny Rose and Jetro Willems possibly on their way out of Newcastle in the summer, the Magpies might look to Germany for reinforcements again, following the arrivals of Willems, club record signing Joelinton and Nabil Bentaleb in the current season.
Collins has bagged 1 goal and 2 assists for Bundesliga strugglers Paderborn this season, who remain rooted to the bottom of the table after picking up just 16 points from 25 games in 2019/20.
With Willems and Rose only signing on loan and Ritchie unlikely to play at left-back if we stick with a 4-2-3-1 formation, we may be looking to signing a couple in this area this summer, meaning Collins *could* be one to watch given our recent track record of picking up players from Germany (Joelinton, Bentaleb, Willems).
Here’s him in action: