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Newcastle United offer for Emil Krafth rejected but improved bid expected – Report

3 months ago
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News from France on Wednesday that a bid by Newcastle United to buy Emil Krafth has been rejected.

Amiens are reported to have turned down a 5m euros (£4.6m bid) for the right-back.

Newcastle’s initial interest was first reported by L’Equipe in the Swedish international who turns 25 on Friday.

However, it is soccer-link who have brought this update the French media site said by GFFN to have very good links with Amiens.

Emil Krafth spent last season on loan and helped the French club stay in Ligue 1, ending up 15th and four points clear of relegation.

Amiens taking advantage this summer of a buying price clause of £1.8m included in his one year loan from Bologna.

He moved from Helsingborg in his native Sweden to Bologna in 2015 and made 42 Serie A appearances over three years but didn’t manage to hold down a regular first team spot.

However, last season he impressed with Amiens, starting  33 of their 38 Ligue 1 games and two other appearances off the bench.

Soccer Link say that Newcastle United want to get the signing sorted quickly and are expected to com back with a better bid which should be expected, as the difference in valuations isn’t that great.

A small club that don’t have a lot of cash to throw around, they should end up trebling the £1.8m they paid this summer for a quick profit.

Scandinavian defenders have a decent record in the Premier League and the styles of football of the players tend to be very similar to English football.

It actually looks like quite a credible signing for the likely money, Emil Krafth as 20 international caps and was out at the world Cup last summer, starting the game against England.

Right-back is undoubtedly a position, amongst others, that needs strengthening at Newcastle with Yedlin and Manquillo not the greatest of defenders.

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