There is no feeling at Eintracht Frankfurt that Filip Kostic will leave them for Newcastle United in January, it has been claimed.
Newcastle rumours have been circling at an extraordinary rate since their Saudi-backed takeover recently. With their new wealth, they will be able to attract a higher calibre of players in the transfer market. But only time will tell what their approach is in the immediate future.
One of the players to be linked with them for January is Kostic. The Frankfurt winger was linked with Lazio over the summer, only to see a move fall through due to an incorrect email address.
But the Serbia international remains someone who could secure a big transfer in the future – potentially to the Premier League.
He was recently mentioned by Bild as one of the German-based players Newcastle could target in January. But those rumours have been met with some confusion from those at his current club.
According to Sport1, nobody at Frankfurt thinks Kostic will leave them in the winter.
The 28-year-old has scored two goals and provided four assists from eight appearances in all competitions this season so far. He will be pivotal to their ambitions both domestically and in the Europa League.
Therefore, they want to keep hold of him for the rest of the season.
Admittedly, the situation may change in the summer, by which point only one year will remain on his contract – unless they can agree to a renewal.
Kostic has 52 assists and 28 goals from 135 games since joining Frankfurt in 2018. It appears the former Stuttgart and Hamburg man has many more to add.
Newcastle, though, have the financial power to tempt several targets, as long as they can convince them of their sporting targets as well.
It seems they may have to look elsewhere if they want another attacker, though.
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The 22-year-old is thought to have the physical attributes that would make him a success in the Premier League.
With eight goals and five assists this season so far, he also seems to have the appropriate technical ability.
According to Jeunes Footeux, Newcastle have joined West Ham in the race for the forward.
The Hammers need more competition for main man Michail Antonio. Meanwhile, the Magpies would require an upgrade over Joelinton or someone more reliable in terms of fitness than Callum Wilson.
Wind’s current club, FC Copenhagen, are seeking a fee of around €20m to sell their frontman.