On Thursday, Kicker’s claims in Germany about Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Cardiff City all being interested in Holstein Kiel’s Dominick Drexler caused a spate of articles in the English media.
The attacking midfielder, who has been one of the key reasons why the small German side are top of the 2. Bundesliga, is said to have been scouted by Newcastle ‘on numerous occasions’ while Aston Villa have ‘extended feelers’ about his situation at the club.
However, the aforementioned duo aren’t the only teams in England taking an interest, as TuttoMercatoWeb in Italy, not wanting to be outdone by anyone anywhere when it comes to exclusives, throw Fulham into the mix too.
Slavisa Jokanovic’s side are said to be monitoring the player, with the German side valuing their star at around €3m.
With a contract running out in 2019 and already 27, this could be one of the best times for him to discover something new, as his stock might never be as high as it is these days.
It wouldn’t be surprising if Holstein Kiel are thinking the same, and if the right offer came along, it would be interesting to see what they do.
We’ll be keeping an eye on this one, but if he ends up having to choose between Newcastle and going to either Fulham, Aston Villa or Cardiff, a spot at a Premier League club might be too good to refuse, especially in a team struggling for goals.
So far this season, Drexler has scored eight goals and assisted his teammate five times in 16 league appearances.