Report suggests Newcastle United could get Garry Rodrigues for £8.8m

Garry Rodrigues of PAOK FC celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League match between ACF Fiorentina and PAOK FC at Stadio Artemio Franchi on November 24, 2016 in Florence,...

The Cape Verde international has been the subject of two Newcastle bids.

Cape Verde's Garry Rodrigues celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers match South Africa vs Cap Verde at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on September 5,...

A report from Turkey has suggested that Galatasaray will be selling their winger Garry Rodrigues in the summer, which will be music to the ears of Newcastle United.

Newcastle have already made two approaches for the Cape Verde international. Turkish Football claim that Galatasaray rejected a £6 million bid from the Tyneside giants in August. A report from Gunes recently stated that Newcastle saw a second offer for Rodrigues turned down once again in January.

It is understood that the Magpies offered £7 million this time for the 27-year-old winger. Neither bid was enough but a report from Haberturk is now claiming Gala will sell the player in the summer.

Garry Rodrigues of PAOK FC celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League match between ACF Fiorentina and PAOK FC at Stadio Artemio Franchi on November 24, 2016 in Florence,...Garry Rodrigues

The Turkish giants have landed themselves in some financial difficulty and are therefore looking to move on some big names in the summer.

It is claimed a bid of €10 million (£8.8 million) would be enough to secure his services - so Newcastle are not far off with their most recent offers.

Rodrigues has been in fine form for the Istanbul side this season. Rodrigues, who can play on either flank, has set up six goals in 16 league starts. That form therefore means Newcastle are not alone in having an interest in signing the player.

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez gestures during the final minutes of the game during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on...

The report claims Real Betis, Celta Vigo and Schalke 04 are also keen on his signing.

Newcastle will hope to remain in the Premier League, so they can convince Rodrigues to head to the UK this summer.

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