The Magpies could solve their issues at midfielder this winter as they eye up a move for Florian Grillitsch.
Reports in the British media claim that Newcastle United are preparing move for Hoffenheim midfielder Florian Grillitsch.
The 26-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The Austria international joined Hoffenheim from Werder Bremen on a free transfer in July 2017. His contract expires in the summer of 2022.
The midfielder has featured in 10 matches this term in all competitions.
Grillitsch has also left his mark at the international stage after netting one goal in 33 senior appearances for the Austria national team.
Given that his contract is expiring soon and he has not yet signed an extension, the rumors have only heated up in recent weeks.
Eddie Howe wants to sign a new midfielder and Grillitsch is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Magpies have built a reputation for recruiting talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential. They will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the winter transfer window.
There is no doubt that Grillitsch will take Newcastle’s midfield to a different level. The former Werder Bremen man has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Newcastle United are interested in Hoffenheim midfielder Florian Grillitsch. Grillitsch’s contract with TSG runs to the end of the season and The Sun says Newcastle are interested. It’s suggested Newcastle would be prepared to make an offer in January to convince TSG to part with the 26 year-old. An offer of €3.5-4.5m would be enough to convince Hoffenheim to sell. Austria international Grillitsch also attracted enquiries from AC Milan last summer, though his €15m valuation at the time turned them off.”
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If Newcastle can agree on a fee with Hoffenheim, the deal should be easy to complete.
The German club are preparing to sell their midfielder should they receive right offer for him.
Good signing for Newcastle United?
Newcastle United must improve their midfield options and the signing of Grillitsch would be a step in the right direction.
If Newcastle and Eddie Howe are seriously considering a midfielder, Grillitsch could also prove to be a smart option.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Newcastle.
It will be interesting to see what happens when Newcastlecome calling for Grillitsch this winter.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.