In a recent report, Fichajes mentioned that Newcastle United are keeping tabs on Krasnodar playmaker Eduard Spertsyan. However, it is believed that the Magpies could face tough competition in the form of Manchester City in the race to land the Armenian talent.
Spertsyan’s Impressive Run Of Form In Russian Football
Spertsyan is having a decent season at the Russian club as he has put in a handful of eye-catching displays for them in the final third. The 23-year-old has found the back of the net on five occasions and earned three assists in 13 appearances for Krasnodar this season across various competitions.
The Armenian sensation has been a joy to watch in the final third and deserves credit for averaging 1.9 shots, 1.2 key passes and 0.8 dribbles per game in the Russian Premier League. He has even been excellent when interchanging possession with his teammates in the opponent’s half, as evidenced by his pass success rate of 80.5% in the Russian top tier (stats via whoscored).
Spertsyan is under contract at Krasnodar until the summer of 2026. Thus, Newcastle United will have to pay a hefty fee if they want to bring him on board next year.
Should Newcastle United Boss Eddie Howe Snap Spertsyan Up This Summer?
Spertsyan can shoot the ball with venom from long range and has got the eye to play a few decisive passes on the offensive end of the field. He is a good dribbler with the ball as well and can contribute by scoring and creating his fair share of goals in the opponent’s half.
The Armenian talent is primarily an attacking midfielder but can also play as a winger on either flank if told to do so.
We can expect Spertsyan to bring more firepower to Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe’s attack. He is good enough to rival Miguel Almiron and Anthony Gordon for a regular starting spot at St. James’ Park in the coming years.
Therefore, it makes sense for the Magpies to try everything in their power to snap Spertsyan up when the transfer window reopens at the start of January. However, the Armenian is still inexperienced at the highest level and would need time to settle into life at the Tyneside club.