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.

  • TheNutJob

    another Google job, so £13m as a starter. how many wingers do we actually want
    we`ve already got 4, one of them a £12m bench warmer

  • Paul Patterson

    Yes, but if the player is valued by his club at £13m, this club will offer £5m. It’s the easiest thing in the world to say we are interested in someone, the chances of a worthy bid taking place . .

  • Leazes.

    Yes another do it yourself article lets see then…. git

    2 footed Left winger
    Smallish 177cm Lightish 75 kg
    Market Value £8m
    27 starts out of 30 (3 on bench) Different figures to Simons!
    6 goals and 6 assists in the Belgian League
    Slight foot injury nothing serious
    10 yellow cards (inc cup games)

    ….. Atsu mark II…. risky from lower league….. is this supposed to be a squad player then? You should say you know instead of presenting him as part of a Rafalution.

  • Peaky

    Have asked both Alexa and Siri…..neither of them have a clue who this is….probably the same as Rafa…

  • Desree

    Penfold is like the first bidder at Sotheby’s, no intention of buying just wants to feel significant.

  • Wor Lass

    Every season I tell myself to note down all the players we`re supposed to have bid for but I never quite get around to it. I suppose I could ask Clarko.

  • FatParosite

    Nothing to see here……

    The Rafalution needs 2 tyres a windscreen & a whole new engine. We are being linked with Bishop boasting wing mirrors. The Rafalution will not be roadworthy come mid August.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      The Rafalution will be at Rafa`s next club, Fatso killed it off 18 months ago

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    If another club is in for him expect him to go there, we don`t bid against the opposition & mostly end up with players nobody else wants

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    i often wonder where all the information comes from,
    the Muppet thinks it`s the tea Lady or Penfold is actually Nufc`s Mark Felt.
    It always turns out to be a load of Krap,
    talking of Krap, the Mag should get Blobby Fukman to do a few articles

  • Tino11

    I don’t see the point in these articles, I imagine most Toon fans check things like Newsnow and will have already seen this article at the source, why repeat it? Unless you’re looking for clickbait clicks of course……….

  • I think Rafa understands the market is inflated and has stated that in the past numerous times. We can aim for a top 10 finish on a moderate budget, but there is no chance to break in tho the top 6 without a serious investment in players.

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    Considering the source, there’s as much truth to this as there is to links that Ashley is after the abominable snowman’s signature as a keeper.