Newcastle United are interested in signing 19-year-old Lyon attacking midfielder Rayan Cherki, a target for Real Madrid.
According to a report from Defensa Central, Newcastle United have now tabled an offer of over €20 million for Rayan Cherki. The 19-year-old wonderkid has been heavily linked with the move to Real Madrid as well.
It remains to be seen whether Newcastle United can convince the French outfit to accept their offer. Considering the teenage sensation is also a target for Real Madrid, the Magpies likely have an uphill task in front of them.
Cherki is a prodigious talent with a massive future ahead of him, and he is immensely talented. Newcastle United could certainly use an attacker like him in the final third, and the 19-year-old will certainly improve them going forward.
The Magpies struggled in the attack last season and they ended up drawing 14 league matches. Signing a top-class midfielder will certainly help them create more goalscoring opportunities and Newcastle must look to improve in that department. So Newcastle’s interest in the youngster is understandable.
The Tyneside outfit secured qualification to the Champions League. So it is fair to assume that they will be an attractive destination for the 19-year-old midfielder. Meanwhile, the player has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid as well.
The opportunity to join a club like Real Madrid can be hard to turn down for any player. And if Los Blancos come forward with a concrete proposal, the Frenchman will certainly be tempted to join them. It remains to be seen whether Newcastle can fend off the competition from the European giants and sign the talented attacking midfielder.
Newcastle were linked with a move for the England international midfielder James Maddison earlier this summer but the player ended up joining Tottenham Hotspur. It seems that the 19-year-old Frenchman could be an alternative to Maddison.
Chucky is quite young, and he is likely to improve with coaching and experience. Regular football in the premier league will certainly accelerate his development and help him fulfil his potential. For now, Newcastle United have tabled an offer of over €20 million.
Newcastle have an ambitious project and are one of the wealthiest clubs in the world. Although they might not be at the level of clubs like Real Madrid just yet, they are likely to be an attractive project for most players this summer. Newcastle have already pulled off an ambitious move for Sandro Tonali this summer, and Cherki’s arrival will certainly improve their midfield immensely.