Newcastle United have tabled a £5.5million bid to sign Amiens right-back Emil Krafth, according to Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol.
The reporter claimed live on Sky Sports News on Tuesday night [07:36pm] that the Magpies have launched an offer for the 24-year-old as Steve Bruce aims to add a new full-back option to his squad.
“We are being told by one source that Newcastle United have made a £5.5million offer for Swedish right-back Emil Krafth,” Solhekol said.
“He plays in the French first division for Amiens. He’s played for Sweden about 20 times and one source close to the player telling us that Newcastle United have made an offer of £5.5million for him.”
Krafth joined Amiens on a permanent deal from Bologna at the start of this summer after spending last season on loan at the Ligue 1 club.
Krafth clearly impressed Amiens enough to get them to sign him permanently after spending the 2018/18 campaign on loan at the French side, but that means that Newcastle might have to bid big in order to sign him. Amiens are not really under any pressure to sell. Krafth has only just become their player and his contract does not expire until the summer of 2022, so £5.5million might not be enough to strike an agreement. Krafth might be keen on a move to the Premier League to play for a club as illustrious as the Magpies, but at the end of the day, it all depends on how loyal he is and whether or not he wants to respect the contract he’s just signed. Amiens might also see this as an opportunity to quickly make a profit on the 6ft tall [transfermarkt] Sweden international. Newcastle do need a new right-back but it remains to be seen whether Krafth is an upgrade on DeAndre Yedlin or Javier Manquillo.