Newcastle United are eyeing up a late move for Hertha Berlin defender Jordan Torunarigha, according to new reports coming out of Germany.
German outlet Sport1 claims that ourselves and Atlanta are keen on the big centre-back and have ‘made contact with the player’s representatives over a potential transfer.
The 24-year-old is a former Germany U21 international who was once compared to Bayern legend Jerome Boateng by current boss Pal Dardai, with Torunarigha known for a surprise turn of pace given he stands 6ft 3′ tall.
He is also left-footed – and interesting side note given we’re believed to be looking at a left-sided centre-back with Florian Lejeune sold and Paul Dummett currently on the treatment table.
Sport1 report that the defender is eager to complete a move away from Hertha Berlin before next week’s transfer deadline, with him playing just six minutes of football across their opening two Bundesliga games this season.
The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards stated earlier today that new signings are ‘unlikely’ unless an attractive loan deal becomes available, so time will tell if he’ll fit that criteria.