In a recent report, Tuttojuve mentioned that Newcastle United have set their sights on Atalanta midfielder Teun Koopmeiners. It has been stated that the Magpies are eyeing a move to secure the services of the Dutch talent next year.
Koopmeiners’ Impressive Numbers In Italian Football
Koopmeiners is enjoying a decent campaign in Serie A as he has managed to put in a string of dominant displays at the heart of Atalanta’s midfield. The 25-year-old has registered three goals and a couple of assists in 15 matches for the Italian outfit this season in multiple competitions.
The Dutch sensation has been a reliable performer in both halves based on his average of 1.0 tackles, 0.9 clearances, 1.6 shots, 2.2 key passes and 0.8 dribbles per game in Serie A. He has even been tidy when distributing the ball from midfield as evidenced by his pass success rate of 81.9% in the Italian top tier (stats via whoscored).
His current contract at Atalanta will run out in the summer of 2025. Therefore, the Magpies could potentially land him on a cut-price deal at the end of this season.
Should Newcastle United Boss Eddie Howe Snap Koopmeiners Up?
Koopmeiners is a solid tackler of the ball and can time his challenges well to secure possession back for his side at the centre of the park. He doesn’t hesitate to clear the danger when the opposition are on the front foot and can shoot the ball well from long range.
The Dutch talent has got the vision to cut open the opposition defence with a killer pass in the final third and is a good dribbler with the ball as well. We can expect him to inject more quality into Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe’s midfield.
Koopmeiners has anchored the midfield with conviction for Atalanta recently, so it makes sense for the Magpies to snap him up this winter or at the end of this campaign as he could help them compete across all fronts over the next few years.
At 25, Koopmeiners has got his prime years ahead of him and would be a great acquisition for Newcastle next year. However, only time will tell whether he can make a smooth transition to life in Premier League football.