PSV Eindhoven star Ibrahim Sangaré could be tempted by a move to Newcastle United if the opportunity is presented to him.
That’s according to former PSV player Arnold Bruggink, who is not surprised that the Magpies are keen on the Ivorian.
Reports have linked Newcastle with a move for the midfielder as Eddie Howe looks to bolster his side this month.
He’s already added Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood to his squad and will not be stopping there, with several more additions expected before the end of the transfer window.
Sangaré is one of the names linked, having earned himself plenty of admirers this season courtesy of a series of impressive performances for PSV in the Eredivisie and Europe.
Newcastle would have to convince him to swap that for a relegation battle in England, but Bruggink believes he could be tempted.
“It doesn’t surprise me that they are thinking of him,” Voetbal International report him saying in the Skiete Willy Podcast.
“I can see him going to England. He is international of Ivory Coast, he has the physical capabilities, and in England, there is also the money.
“Of course, PSV also thought like that when they got him. He could already have gone to England then.
“At 25 or 30 million, it’s the same story. I would put the sporting aspect first. That’s the best chance to become champions, to achieve success. If he keeps playing like that, you assume that a transfer in the summer must be possible.”
“You also have to get an immediate replacement in the winter.
“I wouldn’t recommend it myself. Newcastle are almost at the bottom of the table. For the same money, you’ll be playing in the Championship next season.”