Newcastle have an interest in signing the Napoli forward Dries Mertens.
Based On Corriere Dello Sport (by means of Sportwitness), the Magpies have actually sent an offer for the 32- year-old.
Mertens’ existing offer ends at the end of this season and he is yet to choose whether he desires an extension.
If the 12-goal (and 6 assists this season) Belgian chooses to move on, Newcastle should do whatever in their power to sign him.
Mertens has actually been among the very best opponents in Italy for a while now. He might transform Newcastle’s attack in the short term.
The Magpies have actually struggled in attack this year and somebody like Mertens would be an enormous upgrade on Joelinton or Carroll.
If the Newcastle takeover goes through, they may be able to invest big on players and for that reason the finalizing might be possible.
Newcastle would have the ability to offer the Napoli ace significant wages and a large sign- on fee.
As per the reports, Chelsea are keen on the player as well and they have actually made an offer.
It will be fascinating to see where Mertens ends up. Certainly Chelsea is a much more appealing project however the possible rich Newcastle owners might make it worth his while.