Newcastle United have made an offer for FC Midtjylland’s Jens Cajuste, according to a reliable journalist.
What’s the story?
Despite the Magpies agreeing a fee with Arsenal’s Joe Willock, it appears Steve Bruce isn’t done with strengthening his midfield ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
Would Cajuste be a good signing?
And, writing on Twitter, RMC Sport’s Loic Tanzi, claimed: “Newcastle have made an offer of € 14million + 2million Bonus to Midtjylland for Jens Cajuste. Rennes have yet to make a fourth offer but the competition is now intensifying #Mercato#RMCLive”
Fans will be buzzing
With his experience playing in the Champions League, and at the age of 22, Cajuste fits the bill as a player who could really freshen up Newcastle’s midfield with some young legs and energy – much like Willock brought to the table last season when he arrived on loan from Arsenal.
A profile done by Leeds Live, said of the Midtjylland powerhouse: “Cajuste is an all-action midfielder whose attributes look ready-made for Premier League football. Tough tackling, close control and accurate passing are seen as his main strengths but he offers everything you would want in a player of his position.
“Standing at 6 foot 2, he is dominant both in the air and on the surface which would provide vital stability in the middle of the park for Leeds. The 21-year-old also enjoys exhibiting his flair with a number of fancy but effective touches and passes being a particular stand-out feature of his overall game.”
With Willock only 21 himself, Newcastle could be looking at a starting midfield pairing who are both incredibly young and with vast amounts of potential to really grow and develop at St James’ Park.
It’s an exciting prospect that Magpies fans can look forward to with real hope for the future, and they will surely be buzzing with Tanzi’s latest update on their move for Cajuste.
What’s just as important, and will have supporters optimistic for the rest of the window, is that they seemingly have the funds to sign both Willock and Cajuste after reports in recent months had suggested Bruce would have virtually little to spend this summer.