Newcastle 12m euros bid for Vestergaard turned down – Bild reports
Last month Newcastle were linked with a move for Jannik Vestergaard, a 23 year old centre-back currently playing for Werder Bremen.
Vestergaard only joined from Hoffenheim for 2.5m euros (approx £1.8m) in January and played 15 times last season after his move.
Now the German media claim that Newcastle put in a bid of 12m euros (approx £8.5m) for the defender but the player said he wasn’t interested, Bild saying that Everton were another club who were happy to offer the same but they too were rejected.
Standing at over 6ft 6 tall, the defender certainly fits the bill size-wise as the dominant central defender many supporters think Newcastle are still lacking.
The Danish centre-back has got three international starts in friendlies but has not played in a competitive match for his country yet.
Jannik Vestergaard has started all three Bundesliga matches for Werder Bremen this season and actually scored the winner this weekend, the German club defeating Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 to claim their first win of the season after a draw and a defeat.
Even if there is genuine interest from Newcastle, there would appear to be no chance of any deal happening today.
Whilst the Premier League transfer deadline closes at 6pm today, the Bundesliga window ended yesterday (Monday).
With Vestergaard one of their first choice players, it looks all but impossible that Werder Bremen would consider letting him go.
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