Newcastle United and PSV Eindhoven are in advanced talks regarding the transfer of Georginio Wijnaldum, according to BBC Sport.
The PSV and Holland winger has been linked with no less than three Premier League clubs already in this window, including Newcastle's arch rivals Sunderland and Everton. The reports suggest that Newcastle are leading the chase, having bid €16 million.
Although he has such a hefty price tag, not a great deal of people know a lot about the Dutchman.
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He is a 24-year-old Dutch winger and came through the ranks at Feyenoord, moving to PSV in 2011, where he still plays his football.
He scored a very impressive 14 goals in 33 appearances for Eindhoven last term, alongside getting three assists. All of this suggests he would be a brilliant addition to Newcastle's squad.
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Caught the eye at PSV
Since arriving at the Phillips Stadium in Eindhoven four years ago, he has been very impressive for PSV. He is easily the first name on the team-sheet every week, considering he is only 24, he has already made a massive impact in the Eredivisie.
In 109 appearances for PSV, he has scored a huge 40 goals. I say 'Huge' because of his position, that is a lot of goals for a midfielder to score. That is also exactly what need Newcastle need, more goals, especially from midfield.
Wijnaldum hasn't had the worst international career either. He played for every stage of the development international teams, and he now plays pretty much all of the Netherlands national squad's games. Thus far in his career, he has nineteen appearances for the Dutch team, scoring three goals, including one against hosts Brazil in last years World Cup.
Perfect signing for Newcaslte
Newcastle's biggest problem last season was their lack of goals scored. Especially from Midfield. Their highest scoring midfielder was Jack Colback, who is not exactly renowned for his goalscoring abilities. He is a defensive midfielder. Players like Moussa Sissoko and Remy Cabella didn't score enough goals, this was a perfect representation of what was a very poor season from both players.
So it doesn't need to be said but Newcastle need a goalscoring midfielder, Wijnaldum is the perfect man to fill this void for the Geordies. He will be very much adored by the Geordie Nation because of his style of play.
He is the kind of player that will not stop running and pushing no matter what the circumstances are. This is what Newcastle fans like to see in their players. So this coupled with his goalscoring ability, makes him a perfect match for Newcastle.
What do you guys think, is Wijnaldum a good signing for the Magpies?
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