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Newcastle transfer news: Matthias Ginter could be available for bargain fee

Reported Newcastle United target Matthias Ginter could be available for a bargain fee this month.

The Daily Mail claimed in December that Newcastle are looking to sign the Borussia Monchengladbach centre-back.

His contract runs out this summer, but the German side wants to sell so they can generate a fee as reported by Calciomercato. The German international could reportedly leave for as little as £4million.

However, a couple of other clubs are also interested in acquiring Ginter’s services. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is said to be keen on him according to FC Inter News.


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Inter Milan have shown interest too, meaning Newcastle will face competition to sign him. The Milan side have said they refuse to pay more than £46k-a-week for his wages, according to Calciomercato.

Diego Carlos deal is progressing nicely, but Newcastle will want to bring in another central defender

With Newcastle making progress in the pursuit of Sevilla’s Diego Carlos, it would seem the Toon Army are not done there.

Gladbach are seemingly willing to let Ginter go for a low fee. It would be a good bit of business from the Magpies if they were to acquire his services. The 28-year-old has established himself as a reliable defender who has 46 caps for Germany.

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However, the deal could well appear too good to be true. The interest from Liverpool and Inter Milan means Newcastle have tough competition. Both sides have much more attractive opportunities for Ginter. They can offer Champions League football and a race for the title. Whereas Newcastle finds themselves in a relegation scrap at the foot of the table.

Hopefully Newcastle can get Diego Carlos over the line before next Saturday’s fixture. But let’s hope that’s not the end of business regarding centre-backs.

Ginter feels unlikely due to interest from more attractive clubs. However, the Magpies can pursue elsewhere before the window shuts. The current defence looks shambolic at times and more than one new defender will improve it.

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