Premier League club set to table £1.8m bid to sign Newcastle United transfer target

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The German has been linked with both Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest.

Nottingham Forest are reportedly stepping up their efforts to sign Hertha Berlin forward Derry Scherhant.

It was first reported by the Daily Telegraph’s Mike McGrath last month that Scherhant had emerged as a potential transfer target for Newcastle United.

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The Magpies and sporting director Dan Ashworth are constantly on the lookout for emerging talent with Yankuba Minteh the latest example. The 18-year-old Gambian officially joined from Danish side Odense Boldklub on July 1 and will spend the 2023-24 Premier League campaign on loan at Feyenoord.

Hertha Berlin forward Derry Scherhant. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)Hertha Berlin forward Derry Scherhant. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)
Hertha Berlin forward Derry Scherhant. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images) | Getty Images

United also signed Australian international Garang Kuol from A-League outfit Central Coast Mariners in January, where he spent the second half of last season on loan at Scottish Premiership side Hearts.

Alex Murphy and Charlie McArthur, signed from Galway United and Kilmarnock respectively, are among the other standout arrivals.

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Scherhant made 10 appearances in the Bundesliga last season and netted his first senior goal in a 4-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach. He has two years remaining on his contract and according to Football Insider, Forest are preparing to make the first move with a £1.8million bid.

Indeed, The 20-year-old is heavily tipped to leave Hertha during this summer’s transfer window following their relegation from the Bundesliga.

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