Toon hoping to land £6m bargain ahead of Leeds, West Ham, Southampton & Crystal Palace – Report

Another day, another new name linked with a potential move to St James’ Park – this time it’s German defender Timo Hubers.

The Mail report that we are one of several Premier League clubs keeping a close eye on FC Koln defender Timo Hubers.

He’s approaching the final 12 months of his contract with the Bundesliga side and could leave on a cut-price fee this summer as a result, with a £6m fee mentioned in the piece.

The 25-year-old has plenty of admirers, however, as The Mail state that we’re facing competition from Leeds, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Southampton for his signature, while Fulham are also interested ahead of their imminent promotion back to the Premier League.

Huber stands 6ft 3′ tall and is a ball-playing defender who’s also known for his surprise turn of pace; something a few of our current options sorely lack.

He’s been part of an FC Koln side who are currently on track to finish 8th in the Bundesliga with just six games remaining – an impressive feat considering they very nearly went down last season.

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