Donis Avdijaj targeted by Newcastle United for summer move – Reports
Donis Avdijaj is a summer target for Newcastle United, according to reports on Wednesday morning.
The attacking midfielder now only has one year left on his contract and Schalke are looking to sell him.
He will turn 22 in August and as a teenager he looked like he was going to be a real star of the future, set to follow the likes of Mesut Ozil as a first team regular.
For the Schalke Under 17 and Under 19 teams, Donis Avdijaj scored 76 goals in 77 matches.
However, the 5ft 8 tall midfielder has so far been unable to break through into the Schalke first team and so they are willing to let him go.
He scored nine goals in 27 league starts for Sturm Graz in Austria in an 18 month loan spell and then spent the second half of the 2017/18 season with Roda in Holland.
Avdijaj scored three goals in 10 starts but couldn’t stop the Dutch club being relegated.
Everton, Newcastle and Huddersfield are also considering a move for the player according to The Mail.
He played at various youth levels for Germany but decided to take up the offer and has become a full international for Kosovo.
It is claimed he is available for only £2.5million as Schalke look to sell him and move on. If there is any genuine interest from Newcastle, with his overall profile it would be difficult to see him being able to come in and play in the Premier League immediately, at best a squad member initially.
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