Newcastle United are preparing a €45m bid to sign Nabil Fekir

Newcastle United are ready to pay 2018 FIFA World Cup winner Nabil Fekir €45m from Real Betis.

According to Fichajes, Premier League club Newcastle United are ready to sign Real Betis star Nabil Fekir.

The French ace was one of the most sought-after names in European football. He almost sealed a move to Liverpool in 2018 before the transfer fell through. Fekir eventually moved to La Liga and has been one of Real Betis’ best players ever since.

At 29, Fekir still has a big step ahead and with Real Betis ready to play ball, Newcastle are looking to take advantage of the situation. The Magpies have had a rather muted summer transfer window despite their newfound riches and Fekir could be the next player to join the Eddie Howe revolution.

Desperate to take the club to new heights, Newcastle United owner Mohammed Bin Salman has identified the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner as a potential headliner. The Tyneside giants are ready to offer an impressive €45m to sign the French playmaker this summer.

Ready to dress in black and white?  (Photo by Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)

Ready to dress in black and white? (Photo by Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)

Fekir is an attacking midfielder who makes some of his best plays in the middle. He’s also versatile enough to play on either flank, giving Howe plenty of opportunities to use him. The prospect of Fekir joining forces with Bruno Guiamaeres in the middle of the park is an exciting proposition for Newcastle United fans.

The 29-year-old has an excellent passing eye and is also able to drive forward. Add to that his ability from set pieces and it’s clear why Newcastle United are ready to shell out €45m. Fekir could very well bring the X-Factor to the Magpies’ dressing room as they look to build on last season’s 11th place finish.

Newcastle United at times lacked the offensive ingenuity to openly steal opponents’ defences. Allan Saint-Maximin has been arguably their best attacker of late, but the Frenchman’s off-field attitude remains far from rosy. He’s also attracting the attention of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, with Newcastle United not averse to a sale.

Fekir remains a top player with a lot to offer. His reputation has fallen in recent years, but his performances on the field speak for themselves. While the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner won’t come cheap, Newcastle could land a player who has a point to prove and the quality to back it up.

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