Fulham have made a deadline day move for Emil Krafth, according to The Mail.
They report that the recently relegated side have been in contact with the club to ask about the Swedish international’s availability.
Simon Jones’ piece states that Steve Bruce is looking to move on a player or two before tonight’s 11pm deadline, with an outgoing believed to be key if he’s to land long term target Hamza Choudhury.
That said, The Mail report that Krafth is reluctant to drop down a division, despite the fact he’s not a regular starter at St James’ Park – being left on the bench in our last two Premier League games.
It’s also claimed he earns a whopping £58,000-per-week on Tyneside, meaning his wage demands could become a problem should we sanction any move to Craven Cottage.
Fulham are in the market for a right-back and would play the 27-year-old in his preferred position, with new boss Marco Silva looking for another option after losing Kenny Tete to a hamstring injury.
With him out of his depth at centre-back, not suited to our 5-3-2 formation and, in my view, not as good as Manquillo or Murphy, he would be worth moving on if it helped us bring someone in over the next few hours.
However, his wages and reported reluctance to drop down a division suggests this doesn’t seem all that likely.