If new reports coming out of Italy are to be believed, Newcastle are willing to offer Inter Milan’s Marcelo Brozovic a lucrative contract in a bid to snap him up on a free transfer next summer.
That is according to Calciomercato, who claim our new owners will offer the midfielder €7million per season to help lure him to St James’ Park after showing ‘serious’ interest in the 28-year-old.
The report says that Liverpool and Chelsea have also been in the hunt for Brozovic’s services, who has played nearly 70 times for Croatia – including the 2018 World Cup semi-final against England.
A defensive midfielder, Brozovic is noted for his tackling and passing; two areas that have been severely lacking in the Toon engine room so far this season.
We would be able to offer him a contract in January, providing he doesn’t agree fresh terms with his parent club in the meantime.
It would make a lot of sense if we went looking for top players available on free transfers next summer, helping our wealthy new owners overcome Financial Fair Play restrictions, however it may be too soon to consider signings such as this when we’re not only in a fight to stay up, but without a manager or sporting director likely to dictate future deals?
That said, few would say no to Brozovic on a free transfer…