Reported Newcastle target Jean-Paul Boetius unhappy at Feyenoord, wants transfer

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Newcastle and Tottenham have both been linked with Jean-Paul Boetius.

Boetius is highly rated in the Netherlands, but his role at Feyenoord looks to be under threat, and a report in SoccerNews claims that an exit from the club is all-but guaranteed this transfer window.

Two teams in England have been linked with moving for the winger, with the Mail claiming Newcastle have made enquiries into signing him, whilst the same report claims that Tottenham, Arsenal and Southampton have all shown in interest in the Feyenoord star.

A left-sided winger, Boetius, 21, has played for Feyenoord for his entire career, scoring 20 goals and registering 17 assists in 96 games. He earned international recognition with the Netherlands just before the 2014 World Cup, and he is expected to be a big part of the future of Oranje.

Yet, he has consistently found his place at Feyenoord hard to come by, and although a change of manager this summer suggested the situation may improve, his role is still under threat at De Kuip, and Boetius has rejected a number of contract offers to extend his deal.

This has made a summer transfer all-but guaranteed, and although the report states that FC Basel are also interested in him, the Premier League proves a bigger draw than Swiss football.

Although Newcastle have been making enquiries into Boetius, there are no confirmations as to whether they have made a formal offer for the winger this summer.

However, if they were to approach Feyenoord, the Eredivisie club know they need to sell Boetius rather than risk losing him for free next summer, and Newcastle would be able to sign an extremely talented prospect for a budget fee.

It is a move Steve McClaren really should be looking to complete in the coming weeks.

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