Newcastle United transfer target rejects new Bundesliga deal as exit eyed
Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan NDicka has, according to reports in Germany, refused a contract extension - and that’s piqued the interest of Newcastle United.
Reports on the continent suggest a move to England or France is the player’s most likely destination, but what appears certain is that NDicka will walk away from the Bundesliga this summer.
The Magpies are keen to add another central defender to their ranks this summer having seen moves for the likes of Sven Botman, of Lille, and Diego Carlos, of Sevilla, stall over cash.
That forced Eddie Howe to turn his attentions to Dan Burn, who has impressed since making the £13million winter window switch.
However, reinforcements are still being sought - and lower value deals are being considered in order for the club to keep it’s powder dry to sign the top level striker many believe is required to take them to the next level.
As reported by NewcastleWorld yesterday, a free transfer move for Burnley’s James Tarkowski is also under serious consideration, so too is a deal for Jesse Lingard.
According to Sport Bild, the 22-year-old Frenchman has refused an extension with his current contract - however that contract will run until the end of 2024.
In March, Frankfurt’s sporting director Markus Krösche said: “If the players don’t extend the contract, the situation automatically arises that we have to sell.”
Monaco are also reportedly interested in the player valued at around €20m by Frankfurt.