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Early January transfer rumour: NUFC still on trail of "stylish" £40M defender

Early January transfer rumour: NUFC still on trail of "stylish" £40M defender
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Football Insider has buzzed the Premier League rumour mill today, suggesting that Newcastle United are poised to make a January swoop for Crystal Palace's Joachim Andersen.

Background on the Toon's Andersen interest

The Magpies had shown keen interest in the Danish international during the last transfer window, but a last-minute offer was apparently turned down.

Consistent reports over the summer linked Andersen to St James’ Park. However, the £40M price tag revealed by The Guardian seemed steep for Eddie Howe's side, even amid their intense interest.

The Dane has made a "stellar start" to the 2023/24 campaign

Fast forward a few months, and Andersen is turning heads in the 2023/24 Premier League season.

At 27, he’s not only been a rock in defence but has also found the net twice. Most notably, he sealed Crystal Palace's 1-0 triumph over Manchester United on Saturday with this stunning volley:

Andersen has contributed to three clean sheets and has been an ever-present force on the pitch.

He could be the perfect stylistic fit for Eddie Howe's team

Style-wise, Andersen shares a strong resemblance with Fabian Schär, who has again been excellent this term.

Securing him would bolster Newcastle's defence, especially on the right centre-back front. But for a deal to materialise, Football Insider report that Crystal Palace would need to reconsider their valuation.