Newcastle interested in signing Brajan Gruda – Report

According to reports in Germany, Newcastle are interested in signing Mainz winger Brajan Gruda.

This comes from SportBILD, who report that Newcastle, Aston Villa and Liverpool are all keen on the 20-year-old talent, while Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig, Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich are also thought to be keen.

Gruda is a versatile attacker – he can play down both flanks and as a No.10 – and is on the cusp of a call-up to the German national side after four goals and three assists in 19 starts for Mainz last season.

BILD report that he’s keen to secure a move that will guarantee him regular first-team starts next season and Newcastle are named as one of six clubs taking a serious look, with Eddie Howe in the market for a new right-winger this summer.

However, BILD report that he is currently favouring a move to Leverkusen as the chance to train under Xabi Alonso and play with Florian Wirtz; a fellow German attacker he is keen to emulate after the 21-year-old has shone following regular minutes with the Bundesliga champions.

Another option to add to the list and a new name linked in our pursuit for a new winger, although it seems as though he’s likely to remain in Germany, as things stand.

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