Newcastle United and Brentford are thought to be interested in signing the FC Midtjylland midfielder Jens Cajuste.
The 21-year-old defensive midfielder is a target for French outfit Rennes as well but the Ligue 1 side will have to raise funds through sales before signing the player.
Le dossier Jens Cajuste est à l’arrêt pour l’instant avec le Stade Rennais. Le club français, qui a pour priorité le recrutement d’un N.6 actuellement, doit vendre avant de pouvoir augmenter son offre. Pendant ce temps-là, Newcastle et Brentford souhaitent aussi avancer #Mercato
— Loïc Tanzi (@Tanziloic) July 19, 2021
The highly talented defensive midfielder could prove to be a quality long-term acquisition for the Magpies.
Midfielder Isaac Hayden has been linked with a move away from Newcastle in recent weeks and Steve Bruce must look to bring in a quality defensive midfielder to replace him.
Even if Hayden ends up staying at the club, Newcastle should look to add more depth to their midfield positions and the Swedish youngster seems like a good fit.
There is no mention of any potential offer from the Premier League clubs for the young defensive midfielder and it will be interesting to see if the likes of Newcastle decide to follow up on their interest with a concrete bid in the coming weeks.
Cajuste is highly rated across Europe and the Premier League duo will have to make their move quickly if they want to fend off the competition and secure the player’s services this summer.
The Magpies are thought to be keen on signing Joe Willock on loan from Arsenal once again.