Date: 28th July 2019 at 6:51am
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are trying to complete a £1 million deal for Amiens defender Emil Krafth, according to The Sun.

The 24-year-old Swede only signed for the French club on a permanent deal this month after a successful spell from last .

And despite the fact the he arrived at the club for double the amount being offered by the , United are hoping to tie up a cut-price deal.

Amiens may resist as they wish to make a profit on the player.

OPINION

This cannot be true, surely? Even by Mike Ashley’s usual standards of  buffoonery, offering £1 million for a player who just arrived at his current club for double that amount is nothing short of lunacy. Understandably, Amiens want to make a profit on their player, and it is either arrogance or stupidity on the ’ part that they think they can pull off a deal like this. Krafth is a decent enough proposition, and registered 1.4 tackles and 2.2 clearances per match in last season [Whoscored]. For £1 million, in today’s climate of hyper inflated transfer fees, he would probably be a very smart addition, but there is absolutely no way that Amiens are going to take the bait on this one unless the sum on offer is plumped up a fair bit. Otherwise, this is an insulting bid from Newcastle, and one that will not lead anywhere fruitful any time soon.