According to The Guardian, Newcastle United are showing interest in Bundesliga striker Sebastian Andersson.
This comes from senior writer Ed Aarons, who claims both ourselves, Celtic and West Brom are tracking the 6ft 3′ Union Berlin forward, while German outlet Kicker have also linked us with a summer move.
They claim we’ve discovered a £3.5m release clause in his contract, meaning he could be a potential bargain the current recruitment team have identified should a takeover fail to materialise.
The Swedish international has bagged 13 goals and 3 assists in the Bundesliga this season, helping his newly promoted side up to 11th in the table in their first year back in the German top flight.
It could be classic Newcastle United under Mike Ashley if we signed a relatively unknown player from Europe at a cut-price fee, however the fact he turns 29 in a fortnight means he wouldn’t exactly fit in with the current owners buying policy.
That said, the fact we re-signed Carroll and brought in an ageing Danny Rose – who’s likely to be on decent wages – suggests Ashley is willing to compromise slightly if the fee involved is low.
£3.5m may seem cheap for a striker who’s bagged 26 goals and 10 assists over the past two seasons, also scoring 3 in 9 games for the Swedish national side, however this is another link that must be taken with a pinch of salt until we get a decision on a potential Saudi takeover.
Just incase something comes of this link, here’s him in action: