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Newcastle United bid for Anthony Limbombe is imminent – HLN

1 year ago

Newcastle United have registered their interest with Club Brugge and are set to come in with their bid for Anthony Limbombe this week, according to HLN in Belgium..

The winger who can also play as a striker, was born in Belgium and played his early football there.

However, he joined NEC in the Dutch second tier in 2014 as a 20 year old and scored 14 times as he helped them to promotion, the following season scoring seven times in the Dutch top division.

That brought a £2m return to Belgium with Club Brugge signing him two years ago, the first signing a disappointment with only 12 league starts and no goals.

However, this past season saw Anthony Limbombe become a regular and he scored six goals, making 29 league starts and another three off the bench.

The winger helped Club Brugge win the regular season easily, then also emerge victorious from the Championship play-offs, which means they go straight into the Champions League group stages.

Despite the Champions League football and cash, club and player are set to part company.

HLN says that whilst there was initial interest from French and German clubs, it is now English clubs who dominate the chase.

They state that Huddersfield have already bid £13m which is the original price Club Brugge were looking for.

However, with both Newcastle and Southampton having already approached the Belgian club, the player’s agent have been led to expect bids from these two by the end of the week, so will wait to see who comes up with the best offer for their player.

A lot of links appearing with regard to Newcastle and players in Belgium, so this is another for the list.

Anthony Limbombe made his first appearance for the Belgium national senior side in March but wasn’t selected for the World Cup squad, so if any transfer is in the offing for any club the World Cup won’t delay it.


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