Newcastle United & Man United transfer target agrees long-term contract ahead of £26m move

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Newcastle United had considered a move for the former Manchester City midfielder.

VfL Wolfsburg midfielder Felix Nmecha, who has attracted interest from Newcastle United, is set to join Borussia Dortmund.

The former Manchester City academy graduate has come under serious scrutiny after allegedly sharing homophobic and transphobic content on social media.

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Dortmund fanzine recently published a comment piece questioning the transfer. Meanwhile, a banner displaying the words “zero tolerance for intolerance! Values are non-negotiable” was spotted near the Signal Iduna Park last Wednesday.

Despite fans voicing their displeasure and concern, Sky Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg claims Nmecha’s move to Dortmund is “almost a done deal” for a fee in the region of £26million. The 22-year-old is said to have agreed a long-term contract.

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has defended the transfer.

“He’s just a normal boy, a normal young footballer,” he said. “He’s not the sort of guy who would cause problems in the dressing room with his attitude or behaviour. These topics are rather alien to the average football audience. They want football to be about football first.”

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Newcastle had considered a move for Nmecha before focusing on sealing a £52m deal for Sandro Tonali. Manchester United have also reportedly shown interest.

Nmecha came through the youth ranks at Man City before joining Wolfsburg in 2021. He has made 50 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit as well establishing himself as a Germany international.

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