Fri 28 Jun 2024, 12:30 · Ash Harrison

Newcastle learn asking price of 19-year-old defender as they look to battle PSG yet again

Newcastle learn asking price of 19-year-old defender as they look to battle PSG yet again
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Newcastle United and Paris Saint-Germain seem destined to fight in the transfer market every year for the foreseeable future.

Ever since the Hugo Ekitike battle which Newcastle won by default because he was so poor for PSG, the Magpies have often come up against the French champions in the transfer market, and that trend is set to continue it seems.

Both clubs now have their eye on 19-year-old Juventus defender Dean Huijsen with The Old Lady ready to listen to offers for the Dutch Spain U21 International who plays for Roma. Yeah, how's that for a confusing sentence?

Huijsen represented Holland at youth level until switching allegiance to Spain at U21, and while he's on the books at Juventus, he spent the second half of last season on loan at Roma. Simple really.

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Dean Huijsen may now be off Newcastle's radar

Borussia Dortmund also want Dean Huijsen

With clubs circling for the promising youngster, Juventus, who are willing to sell, have slapped a €30million (£25million) asking price on him.

Football Italia has picked up on reports in the printed press in Italy that Huijsen is wanted by Newcastle, PSG and Borussia Dortmund who see him as a replacement for Mats Hummels should he leave for Bayern Munich.

This puts Newcastle at a bit of a disadvantage with both of those clubs able to offer Huijsen Champions League football.


We can't see Huijsen making the move to Newcastle

The £25million price tag and strong competition may be enough to make Newcastle walk away from this one, unless they believe they can convince the youngster that he'd get more opportunities at St James' Park than he would at the other clubs, which is definitely a possibility when it comes to PSG, but Dortmund have a good record of playing youngsters if they deem them good enough, and treating them right.

It looks like a non-starter for Newcastle, unfortunately, but stranger things have happened.

It's one to keep an eye on, but probably not worth getting to excited about just yet.