Newcastle United have now made an approach to sign Michael Krmencik according to reports on Monday morning.
Sunday brought news that any deal for Nicolai Jorgensen looks dead in the water, the Danish striker playing in Feyenoord’s 3-1 win over ADO Den Haag yesterday afternoon.
Newcastle refusing to go anywhere close to the Dutch club’s £20m valuation, though media friendly to Mike Ashley reported the situation as ‘Newcastle refused to be held to ransom’.
The 24 year old Michael Krmencik plays for Viktoria Plzen in the Czech Republic’s domestic league and has scored 11 goals in 14 league games this season.
Those goals have helped his club top the table by 14 points, with 15 wins and a draw in their 16 games so far.
The Mail say that Newcastle have approached the Czech club for the £10m rated striker.
Michael Krmencik has only been a first team regular these past 18 months, having previously been loaned out to a succession of clubs in Finland and others in the Czech Republic.
Since the start of last season, the forward has scored 21 goals in 30 league starts (plus 10 off the bench).
Krmencik has scored six goals in 11 games for his country and was part of the Czech Republic squad who failed to qualify for Russia, Germany topping UEFA Group C with Norther Ireland runners-up and the Czech Republic third.
With the January transfer window closing at 11pm on Wednesday night, we are all waiting to see what players, if any, Mike Ashley is going to allow Rafa Benitez to buy in order to help fight relegation.