Family connection gives Newcastle an advantage in a £15m three-way battle for striker Stevie Mavididi

Stevie Mavididi has become the latest attacking talent linked with a move to Newcastle United – who already has a relative at the club.

Newcastle began his first transfer period since his acquisition of Saudi Arabia with two contracts. So far, the new owners have helped them bring in linebacker Kieran Trippier and striker Chris Wood.

To help their chances of avoiding relegation, though, they need more reinforcements. Next on the agenda is the central defender and possibly another striker.

With Wood, they made sure they had an experienced personality up front. There were rumors that he might be looking for a younger striker to learn from as well.

for example, Reims star Hugo Eketique is of interest, despite the high price.

A cheaper person to go after is Stevie Mavididi, a former Arsenal academy producer who now plays for Montpellier.

The derby-born Ace failed to make an appearance for Arsenal’s first-team squad before leaving for Juventus in 2018. He played only once in Serie A across two seasons, instead making a major U-23 debut in his first year and moving to Dijon on loan for his second year. .

His tenure in France brought him eight goals from 28 matches. As such, he secured a permanent transfer to Montpellier in Ligue 1.

After scoring nine goals from 40 games in his first season there, he has six goals from 19 this time around. Thus, links appeared to return to his native land.

Newcastle in a triple battle for Stevie Mavididi

according to daily MailNewcastle are now interested in signing Stevie Mavididi. They are one of three clubs considering a move to him this month, the others being Brighton and Crystal Palace.

All three aim to strengthen their offensive ranks. Brighton plays good football but doesn’t finish as many chances as they should. Meanwhile, Palace Odson have Edward and Christian Benteke up front but are looking for another player if they offload Jean-Philippe Mateta.

However, the Mail He warned that Newcastle might have an advantage for Mavididi, as his younger brother Sean is already at the club.

As the report reveals, The asking price for 23-year-old Stevie Mavididi from Montpellier is around £15m.

Those kind of numbers are within reach of Newcastle these days, although they will have to figure out how such spending will affect their other deals.

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For now, Newcastle will likely focus on finding a new central midfield.

Relegation-threatened Newcastle swarmed 42 goals in 19 Premier League games. Norwich, who is in last place in the standings, is the only one who has conceded more goals this season.

Newcastle have made several bids for Lille’s Sven Putman, but the Dutch superstar appears untouchable in France.

90min He also claimed that Newcastle “raised their bid” for Sevilla defender Diego Carlos.

The Geordies are in talks with LaLiga club in favor of the 28-year-old, who is now allegedly their number one target.

An opening bid of just under £30m has been rejected, and sources have now confirmed that an offer of £33m has been made to Sevilla.

The Spanish side wants £40m as a central defender, according to the report. But while Newcastle have the money, they could struggle to convince the Brazilian to move to England.

With that in mind, Newcastle officials have spoken to Roma about former Manchester United player Chris Smalling.

according to TeleradiostereoNewcastle want the 32-year-old back to the Premier League.

Once again, according to the report, Smalling is “not completely convinced” to leave Rome for a relegation battle.

Smalling has revived his career since moving to Roma on loan in 2019.

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