Newcastle agree deal in principle to sign Dutchman – Player set for talks – The Telegraph

According to The Telegraph, Newcastle United have ‘agreed a deal in principle’ with Bayern Leverkusen over a January move for Mitchel Bakker.

This comes from Mike McGrath’s latest piece following our 1-0 win over Leeds on Saturday night, with him reporting that we’re set to discuss personal terms with the left-back ahead of a potential move to St James’ Park.

He claims that Bayer Leverkusen are already sounding out deals for his potential replacement – a pretty ominous sign – however he also warns that it is not yet clear if the Dutchman will swap a push for a top four finish in Germany for a relegation fight in the Premier League.

The Telegraph claim that the Bundesliga side are looking to make a healthy profit on the 21-year-ol, who only arrived last summer in a £9m move from PSG.

Interestingly, The Mail’s Craig Hope reported earlier today that we ‘could see movement’ on this deal, revealing that Bayern Leverkusen were prepared to do business at around the £16m mark.

Bakker stands 6ft 1′ tall, being an athletic full-back who is comfortable on the ball. He also knows fellow Toon target Sven Botman very well, playing alongside the Lille star for Holland’s U21 side.

With Paul Dummett limping off at Leeds today and Matt Ritchie picking up a new knee injury, the arrival of a left-back could be a welcome one!

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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan, he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC!

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