Newcastle United will have to offer as much as €20m if they want to sign striker Wout Weghorst from Wolfsburg in January.
That’s according to SportBILD, who cover the striker’s future and whether he’ll be leaving in the winter window.
They say the striker has ‘forced his transfer wish’ by recently changing his agent from Volker Struth to Sascha Breese and he is ‘already working’ on his departure.
That could come in January, so long as Wolfsburg can find an ‘adequate replacement’ on the market. If not, a departure is considered ‘certain’ for the summer.
That’s because Weghorst is burning his bridges at his current club, where his ‘dominant manner’ is seemingly rubbing people the wrong way.
The next two windows provide Wolfsburg with a final chance to get a ‘hefty transfer fee’ for Weghorst, who has a contract until 2023, and any interested parties ‘should offer’ at least €20m.
Weghorst would like a move to England, which ‘appeals to him’, and while there is no mention of any clubs, Newcastle are known, admirers.
Earlier this week, we covered a report that the Magpies’ interest had returned, and it was ‘not the first time’ they’d been keen on the Dutchman.
There is one complication, though, with it stated that the new work permit procedure in England have made a switch to St James’ Park or anywhere else in the country ‘complicated’.
Roma are also keen courtesy of Jose Mourinho, who wanted to take him to Tottenham, so there is also competition for Newcastle, who now know how much they’ll have to offer if they want to bring the striker to St James Park in January.