Newcastle United will face competition from Bournemouth and Scottish Premiership champions Celtic for FC Union Berlin’s Sebastian Andersson this summer.
That’s according to Kicker, who report that all three clubs, including the top three in the Championship, are chasing the striker’s signature.
Andersson has been in impressive form for the Bundesliga newcomers this season, with 13 goals and three assists in all competitions, including 12 goals in the league.
He has also impressed in other areas, topping the charts for aerial duels won with a tally of 260 and winning 503 duels as well.
Those impressive numbers have seemingly earned him attention from outside Germany, with Kicker reporting a whole host of clubs in the UK are keen.
Newcastle are one of them, with them in desperate need of a striker this summer given Joelinton’s struggles in front of goal this season.
They will face competition from fellow Premier League side Bournemouth, who could also do with extra firepower, while Celtic are also credited with an interested.
It is Newcastle who top Andersson’s list, though, with it explained that they, or Bundesliga side Schalke, are the ‘most attractive option’ for him should he move.
His club, however, won’t rule out either Bournemouth as a move to England is better for them financially.
Andersson’s contract includes a release clause, which is said to be in the ‘mid-single-digit million range’, but that price is ‘higher for English clubs’ than for German ones.
What the difference is, isn’t mentioned, but Kicker say ‘there is talk’ that any English side will have to pay up to 30% more than their German counterparts.
Whether Celtic are included in that isn’t clear, but it seems they face a fight to convince the player and his club to sell to them if they are interested in his signature.