In a recent report, Fanatik stated that Newcastle United will have to pay at least €20m for Galatasaray defender Victor Nelsson. It is believed that the Magpies are willing to pay €15m which is just €5m short of what the Turkish outfit are asking for their prized asset this summer.
Nelsson’s Impressive Form In Turkish Football
Nelsson is having a decent season in Turkish football as he has caught the eye by producing a run of dominant displays at the heart of Galatasaray’s defence. The 23-year-old has found the back of the net on one occasion and registered one assist in 41 matches for the Turkish club during this campaign across all fronts.
The Danish sensation has given a good account of himself by averaging 0.8 tackles, 0.9 interceptions and 4.3 clearances per 90 minutes in the Turkish Super Lig. He has even been accurate when distributing possession from the back based on his pass completion rate of 86.7% in league football (stats via whoscored).
Will Nelsson Be A Good Option For Newcastle United?
Nelsson is a solid tackler of the ball and can scan the danger quickly to make some important interceptions inside his half. He usually clears the danger when needed and is even proficient at playing his way out from the back.
The Denmark international will only get better with each season, so the Magpies will do well to get him on board during the summer transfer window. He is primarily a centre-back but can also fill in as a defensive midfielder or a box-to-box midfielder if needed.
Nelsson would serve as an upgrade over Fabian Schar who has been guilty of being inconsistent at St. James’ Park this season. At 23, the Danish sensation has got what it takes to become a world-class player in his position someday.
The Magpies have the financial resources now to engineer a move for the Galatasaray defensive ace in this off-season. Therefore, Newcastle boss Eddie Howe should try everything in his power to bring Nelsson to Tyneside when the transfer window reopens later this year.