It’s no secret that Isaac Hayden wants to leave Newcastle.
That’s been the case since last summer, but the midfielder has had to remain on Tyneside with no move forthcoming. But to his credit, Hayden has been professional throughout.
In fact, the second half of this season has been the best spell of his career. Hayden has looked like a real Premier League midfielder, having not done brilliantly the season prior after promotion.
With just one game left, Hayden is set to wave goodbye to Newcastle United.
And a report in the Telegraph states that there are three southern clubs interested in him: West Ham, Brighton and Norwich.
Interest is good news for Hayden, but it comes at a price
Those three teams will certainly be of interest to Hayden, as a move to any of them will allow him to be closer to his family.
While his impressive form has brought about Premier League interest, it has also led to a sizeable price tag.
The report states that Newcastle want at least £15million for the 24-year-old, and could even ask for up to £20million. And to think he only cost £2.6million three years ago…
With the way Hayden has performed, it’s no surprise that Newcastle want to make a big profit on him. But could it potentially price him out of a move?
While worse players have moved clubs for more, £15million is a lot of money for a player who has only really excelled in the past five months.
Hopefully, for his sake, someone is willing to pay the fee that Newcastle are demanding.