Newcastle United are expected to make a new offer for Dimitris Giannoulis, according to journalist Giannis Chorianopoulos.
— Giannis Chorianopoulos (@choria80) August 31, 2020
Indeed, this comes after the Tyneside club had reportedly made an initial offer worth £4.5m to sign the defender, but now it seems as if they may have to raise their bid.
The Magpies are looking to sign a new left-back as both Danny Rose and Jetro Willems have returned to Tottenham Hotspur and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively following their loan spells at St James’ Park in 2019/20.
Does Giannoulis start for Newcastle?
Their departures have left Steve Bruce relatively short in this particular area of the pitch and so the manager is now looking to find someone to fill that role on a more regular basis.
Giannoulis may well be the answer to Bruce’s prayers, as the full-back played in 44 matches over all competitions for Greek team PAOK last season as he was very much a regular outfit in their side.
The 24-year old is also a senior Greece international, having played in seven games after making his debut back in 2018 under coach Michael Skibbe, as per Transfermarkt.
Indeed, getting a deal over the line for a man who is relatively experienced and arguably still has a lot of potential being just 24 years of age may be a decent bit of business if the Magpies can pull off the transfer.
However, a new offer seemingly has to be made now if Newcastle are serious about wanting to sign Giannoulis, with Bruce needing to fill in a problem position going into the new season.
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