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‘Sounds world class’ – Newcastle fans on Twitter excited about recent rumour

The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to a story in The Daily Mail that claims they are one of three Premier League clubs chasing the signature of Schalke’s young star, Donis Advijaj. The Kosovan international is 21-years-old and hasn’t hit the heights expected of him at the Arena AufSchalke, leading the German club to attempt to cash in on him this summer before his deal expires in 2019.

Advijaj was touted to follow in the footsteps of Mesut Ozil, Julian Draxler and Max Meyer and go from Schalke’s academy setup into the senior squad. However, his stunted progress has seen him struggle recently and a number of loans have ensued. The player has been on-loan to Eredivisie side, Roda for the second half of the season just gone, where he played 11 games since his temporary January switch, scoring three goals in the process.

Now though, Domenic Tedesco is prepared to cash in on the midfielder a year before his contract expires, with Huddersfield, Everton and Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle all in for the midfielder who has a reported price tag of around £2.5 million. If the Kosovan international does up stakes and join the Premier League, he’ll be hoping he can regain some of his suitors and show that the player he was touted to be is still in there and that the change of scenery can help him fulfil his potential.

You can read our local Magpies’ verdict on Advijaj here:

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