Newcastle United have made an official offer worth £4.5 million in an attempt to sign Dimitrios Giannoulis from Greek club PAOK, according to Manu Lonjon.
As per a tweet from the journalist, Ligue 1 teams Saint-Etienne and Olympique Marseille have been put on hold as the Magpies seem to have advanced in the race with their official bid.
Newcastle avance sur Dimitrios Giannoulis. Offre de 4,5M faite au club Grec.
L’ASSE et l’OM en attente.
— Manu ⭐️⭐️ (@ManuLonjon) August 23, 2020
Indeed, the Tyneside club are looking to recruit a new left-back as Danny Rose and Jetro Willems have both returned to Tottenham Hotspur and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively following their loan spells at St. James’ Park in the 2019/20 season.
Their departures have left Steve Bruce relatively short in this particular area and so the Englishman is now looking to find someone to fill that role on a more regular basis.
In steps Giannoulis. The full-back played in 44 games in all competitions for PAOK in the last campaign as he was very much a regular in their side.
Do Newcastle need to sign a LB?
The 24-year old is also a senior Greek international having played in seven matches after making his debut back in 2018 under coach Michael Skibbe, according to Transfermarkt.
Indeed, £4.5 million for someone who is relatively experienced and arguably still has a lot of potential being just 24 years of age may be a good bit of business if the Toon can get the deal over the line.
It would also fill what looks to be a problem position now for NUFC going into the new 2020/21 campaign.
Supporters would be hoping that Giannoulis can adapt to English football as quickly as possible, providing that they sign him of course.
Geordies, would Giannoulis be a good signing? Comment below!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience