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Newcastle United: Club emerges as candidate in the race for Fredrik Andre Bjorkan

Newcastle United: Club emerges as candidate in the race for Fredrik Andre Bjorkan - Newcastle United

According to recent reports, Newcastle United are in the race to sign Fredrik Andre Bjorkan in the January transfer window.

The report by La Repubblica (via Sport Witness) claims that, alongside Leeds United, Norwich City, Sampdoria and Genoa, the Magpies are keen on a move for the £1.08 million-rated left-back, who currently plays his football in the Norwegian top flight for FK Bodo/Glimt.

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Despite being just 22-years-old, Bjorkan has already racked up 100 career appearances for his club, in which he has scored six goals and provided 10 assists.

However, if the reports are to be believed, the Norway U21 international could well be on his way to England in the coming weeks.

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While it is indeed an impressive feat reaching the milestone of 100 appearances for FK Bodo/Glimt at such a young age, the question must be asked as to whether Bjorkan would be ready to slot into the Newcastle United first team halfway through a Premier League season, having made the jump from a league – with the greatest respect to Norway – that is of a considerably lower standard to the English top flight.

So, while it would seem as if the Magpies may well face stiff competition in the race to land the 22-year-old, it could be argued that a move for the left-back would make more sense in the summer, affording him the opportunity of a full pre-season at the club.

In other Newcastle news, find out who has been named as a potential suitor for a transfer to NUFC here!


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