Newcastle United are reportedly prepared to make a bid to sign defensive midfielder Jens Cajuste in the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Cajuste a prospect
Cajuste is certainly one of the rising stars in Sweden, as Football Talent Scout Jacek Kulig described him as ‘excellent’ in an impressive display for FC Midtjylland against Brondby in a game in the Danish Superliga back in April, and went on to claim that he is a ‘great talent’.
The six-foot-one colossus was a key player for his team in the 2020/21 season, playing in no fewer than 39 games in total over all competitions, and has even made five senior appearances for his country despite being just 21 years of age (Transfermarkt).
The Latest: Cajuste eyed
As per SportExpressen, the St. James’ Park faithful, as well as Wolves, Leeds United and Crystal Palace, have all shown ‘concrete interest’ in signing Cajuste.
Rennes have already placed a bid for his signature, but the North East club are also prepared to make an offer of their own and the French outfit are reportedly struggling to finance a bid.
The Verdict: Sign
It would not hurt the Tyneside club one bit to add some depth to Steve Bruce’s squad, and Cajuste could provide just that.
Should Newcastle sign Cajuste?
The defensive midfield player would certainly add to the options in the middle of the park, and may find it easy to settle in with international teammate Emil Krafth already at the Magpies.
Nonetheless, he is a player for the future rather than the here and now, and if it does not quite work out with the Toon, then they could potentially sell him on for a nice profit down the line considering he is not yet anywhere close to his prime.
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