Newcastle linked with a transfer for Danilho Doekhi
Newcastle United have been linked with a move for Dutch center-back Danilho Doekhi.
The 22-year-old has been outstanding for Vitesse Arnhem this season and his performances also caught the attention of Italian club Atalanta.
According to The telegraphThe Premier League club have a serious interest in improving their squad this summer.
Doekhi has a year left on his current contract with the Dutch team and Vitesse will be under pressure to benefit from him unless he signs an extension.
Fulham and Rangers were delighted with the player earlier this year.
SL View: Could be a useful bargain for Newcastle
Newcastle could certainly use some defensive reinforcement and Doekhi has the potential to be a quality addition over the long term.
Doekhi is likely to improve with the experience, and his contract position means he may be available at a reasonable price this summer.
Vitesse paid $ 250,000 for him three years ago and they will be able to make a healthy profit without charging an absurd sum of money for their precious fortune.
Atalanta would be able to provide the player with European football, giving him an advantage in tracking the transfer.
Doekhi can play in a variety of positions and his versatility could make him a practical option for Steve Bruce over the next season.
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