It’s been a quiet transfer summer for Newcastle United so far. But now concrete interest in a central defender is known. A star from France should also be on the wish list. But the competition is strong.

Newcastle hopes for transfers: Newcastle United, the Premier League club dubbed the ‘richest club in the world’ after taking over from Saudi owners, are planning a transfer of Merih Demiral, the catchoffside reports, citing Turkish media. Even pundits had expected Newcastle to try to sign top stars, but the reality is different.

Short, compact, clear

Currently little chance of big stars: In addition to Demiral, Lyon’s central defender Sven Botman is also on the English team’s wish list. However, some experts see a transfer as unlikely. The competition with AC Milan and PSG is too strong for that.

There is also a lot of competition at Demiral: Newcastle should be prepared to pay around 20 million euros for Merih Demiral. Nevertheless, a transfer is not certain, because there is also a lot of competition at Demiral. Among other things, Atalanta Bergamo would like to keep the Turkish international.