Newcastle are hoping their move to Joachim Andersen from Palace could be helped by the club’s growing interest in Turin defender Perr Schuurs.
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Newcastle are hoping a potential move for Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen could be helped by the London club’s pursuit of Turin defender Perr Schuurs.
The Danish centre-back joined Crystal Palace in 2021 from Lyon for £17m, following an impressive Premier League season for Fulham on loan.
The Magpies are looking to increase the depth of their squad as they prepare for a Champions League season, and Eddie Howe has planned a number of moves in the summer window.
AC Milan midfielder Sandro Tonali is believed to be the club’s No.1 transfer target, and sporting director Dan Ashworth and chief executive Steve Nickson have been locked in transfer talks with Milan executives potential £55m.
Newcastle have also brought in Gambian teenager Yankuba Minteh from Danish club OB Odense, but the 18-year-old is set to be loaned to Feyenoord for next season’s campaign.
Newcastle have stepped up their interest in Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen
Bringing in Perr Schuurs from Turin could make Palace more willing to let the trusted player go
Andersen still has three years left on his contract with the Eagles which could see Palace try to ensure that if they lose the player it is for a hefty fee, which could thwart Newcastle’s pursuit of the player.
Howe has £75million to spend in the summer window which could limit his options as he reshapes his squad ahead of the 2022-23 campaign.
But his efforts could be helped by Palace’s growing interest in Schuurs, who impressed in his first season in Turin after leaving Ajax.
Schuurs was initially identified as a potential replacement for Marc Guehi, who has attracted continued interest from Tottenham.
Newcastle have also checked Hertha Berlin striker Derry Scherhant.
The 20-year-old made 10 Bundesliga appearances last season, scoring once, having broken into the senior side following a stint with the B team in the German capital.
There, the player scored 16 goals in his debut season, and his acquisition by Newcastle could see him join the ranks of development players the club have chosen to invest in.
Scherhant would cost the Magpies around £1.5m.