Newcastle will ‘compete’ with West Ham and Everton for Monaco midfielder Golovin
Newcastle United will compete with Everton and West Ham United for Monaco midfielder Aleksandr Golovin, according to reports.
The Russian international joined the Ligue 1 club in 2018 after a superb World Cup campaign with his country.
Monaco paid £27million to sign the playmaker from CSKA Moscow and he has made over 100 appearances for the Monegasques
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Golovin has played 23 times this season, scoring three goals and providing five assists with Monaco currently in seventh place in the French top flight.
According to Meta-evaluations (Going through HITC), the 25-year-old is a transfer target for Premier League trio Newcastle, West Ham and Everton.
Golovin is “actively interested” in a move to St James’ Park with Geordies ready to “compete” with their rivals for the player’s signature.
The report adds that Newcastle were interested in signing the Russian in 2018 before he joined Monaco.
GOAL! Golovin curls the free-kick up and over the Saudi wall and he settles in the bottom corner pic.twitter.com/VhncJcKbmj
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 14, 2018
The Ligue 1 side’s vice-chairman Oleg Petrov insists he is unlikely to sell Golovin this month but “everything will depend on the proposals received”.
“So far there have been no offers from West Ham for Golovin,” said Petrov.
“Are we ready to let him go in the winter? It all depends on the offers from the English club. But I think we’re hardly going to let him go now.
Thusday, Newcastle have confirmed the signing of Chris Wood from Burnley.
The New Zealand striker becomes the second signing in a major transfer window for the Magpies, following the £12million arrival of Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid.
Wood had his £25m release clause activated – to the helpless fury of Burnley – by relegation rivals Newcastle, whose fans were instrumental in the player’s arrival at St James’ Park.
Eddie Howe, who has now equaled his personal transfer record of £25m, set by Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerma in August 2018, reveled in the purchase.
“Chris is an important signing for us at a crucial time and I’m very happy that we were able to act quickly and bring him here,” he said.
“He is a very dangerous attacking threat, has a physique and a character that I really like, and he has a wealth of Premier League experience. He will suit us perfectly.”