Reports: Newcastle One Step Closer to Mevlut Erding Move

Still no photos of Erding, but he's French, so...

According to The Daily Express, Newcastle and Paris Saint-Germain have agreed on a £6.5 million transfer fee for 24 year-old striker Mevlut Erdinç.  Newcastle and Erding have been connected in rumors for several weeks now, and though Erding has insisted that he wants to stay at PSG and fight for his starting spot despite the arrival of Kevin Gameiro, the Toon never appeared to waver in their pursuit of the player.

The deal is far from over - Erding is rumored to want at least £60,000 per week, and Newcastle have notoriously and suddenly become very stingy in that department - but news of progress will be welcomed by the Toon Army, who have seen their club go goal-less against American sides in their last two matches.

Should Erding eventually wind up in black and white stripes, he will likely be the second half of an all-new striking duo for the Magpies this season, who struggled to score goals following the sale of Andy Carroll in January.  Mevlut provides plenty of pace and finesse, which would ostensibly be a good foil to Demba Ba's strength and large presence. 

Updates as they happen.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Coming Home Newcastle

You must be a member of Coming Home Newcastle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Coming Home Newcastle. You should read them.

Join Coming Home Newcastle

You must be a member of Coming Home Newcastle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Coming Home Newcastle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker