Newcastle United hopes boosted as transfer target discusses Premier League “dream”

The future of two Newcastle United transfer targets has been discussed.

Newcastle and Premier League rivals Aston Villa have been credited with an interest in PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ibrahim Sangare.

The Ivory Coast international has produced a series of impressive performances for the Dutch giants and has attracted attention from a number of clubs around Europe.

There were reports Newcastle made contact with the midfielder’s agent during the January transfer window and their interest is believed to be alive ahead of what could be a big summer of transfer activity on Tyneside.

Sangare has discussed his future with one Dutch newspaper and described the Premier League as “the biggest and most important league in the world”.

“I am a PSV player, and I am concentrating on the three games we have left this season,” he told De Telegraaf.

“I don’t have my head in other things. After that, I’ll go on holiday, and I’ll have time to talk about possible next projects, but until then I don’t want to worry about that.

Sangare could be a target
Sangare could be a target
Sangare could be a target

“Playing in the Premier League is not only a dream of mine but a dream of every footballer. That is the biggest and most important league in the world.

“As a little boy in Ivory Coast, Chelsea was the club of my heart. Because Didier Drogba, the best Ivorian striker ever, played there. He is one of my great idols.

“Later, I also became a fan of Manchester City when Yaya Touré played there. Like me, he played in midfield.

“Drogba and Touré are the great legends of Ivorian football. Players who really put African football on the map.”

Magpies transfer target could benefit Bruno

A reported Newcastle United target has been backed to bring the best out of Magpies midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

A recent report in the Mirror claimed that Eddie Howe was keen to add some steel to his options in the middle of the part by making a move for Spurs star Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

The report suggested Newcastle are ready to offer around £30million for the Danish International when the summer transfer window opened next month.

Hojbjerg has become a key player at Spurs and has provided some solidity to their midfield to allow the likes of Son Heung-Min, Harry Kane and Dejan Kulusevski to shine in the attacking third.

Journalist Pete O’Rourke believes the 26-year-old could offer a similar advantage to Newcastle and has suggested Bruno could be the major benefactor if Eddie Howe decides to make a move.

“He could be somebody who could maybe do that for Bruno Guimaraes,” he told GiveMeSport.

“Give him more freedom to go forward and attack, because Hojbjerg is obviously more of a sitting defensive midfielder.

“I think, at Southampton and Tottenham, he’s proved that he is a good, top Premier League player who can fit that role.”