According to The Chronicle, Newcastle are eyeing up a summer move for Frankfurt defender Evan N’Dicka
Reports in Germany claimed we were keen on the 6ft 4′ centre-back earlier this week, and Lee Ryder has now revealed that ‘sources close’ to the highly-rated Frenchman have now confirmed our interest.
It’s said he could be available at a cut-price fee, with Ryder stating that £23m may be enough to bring him to St James’ Park as he approaches the final 12 months of his contract.
However, The Chronicle understand we could face fierce competition from Liverpool and Arsenal – two sides believed to have been watching the 22-year-old closely this season.
The report also reveals that we planned to scout the France U21 international in action during Frankfurt’s Europa League semi-final first leg at West Ham tonight, but his red card in their quarter final win over Barcelona means he’s suspended.
He ticks plenty boxes, being a left-sided centre-back who is big, mobile and believed to be good on the ball, not to mention the fact he’s only 22 and could be available at a very reasonable fee.
Another one to watch this summer now Botman looks like to join AC Milan?