Newcastle United are ‘a possibility’ for Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule, who would have happily joined Tottenham in the past given the chance.
That’s according to SportBILD’s Christian Falk, who says the defender would love to make the move to England if possible.
Sule has been linked to Newcastle following their takeover by the Saudia Arabia Public Investment Fund last week.
Their wealth means the Magpies are officially the richest club in world football, as far as owners are concerned, and a huge overhaul is expected at the club in the coming years.
Big spending in the transfer market will be expected, and they have already been linked with a number of stars in the last week, including Sule.
He’s out of contract at Bayern Munich in the summer, so is free to talk to clubs come January, and Newcastle could get themselves a bargain if that is the case.
Whether he’d be interested in the move given Newcastle’s situation is up for debate, but Falk says the player was open to joining Tottenham in the past, indicating the size of the club is not important to him.
“Now that is true,” he told BILD.
“It’s a possibility; he already wanted to go to England at 18 as the chat transcripts, which have now been published, have shown in the court battle.
“He was very, very happy to go to an English club under Kovac, not just United; he would have gone to Tottenham and other clubs.
“So, of course it’s a possibility if he shouldn’t extend at Bayern now, which it looks like it could happen. Newcastle are, of course, a club that can pay him.
“And I think he would be interested in doing some development work.”
Now, before getting excited Newcastle fans, we would warn you to temper your expectations slightly at this point.
Falk is well known for his love of a transfer rumour, and the Newcastle takeover is pretty much Christmas come early for him in that regard.
While he does have an inside track on German players like Sule, at the moment he’s happily rolling around and enjoying talking about any rumour he can get his hands on whether it’s related to German football or not.
That means we have to take everything with a pinch of salt at this stage.