Huddersfield reportedly launch Anthony Limbombe bid amid Newcastle talk

Newcastle United's Spanish manager Rafael Benitez (R) and Huddersfield Town's German head coach David Wagner greet prior to the start of the English Premier League football match between...

Newcastle United are expected to bid for Club Brugge attacker Limbombe but Premier League rivals Huddersfield Town have reportedly made the first move.

Genk's midfielder Anthony Limbombe (L) vies with FC Basel's German defender Markus Steinhoefer (R) during the Europa League UEFA, Group G, football match KRC Genk against FC Basel at the...

The chase for Anthony Limbombe is well and truly on.

Belgian publication HLN reports that Newcastle United are planning to make a bid for the Club Brugge attacker at some point this week. But Huddersfield Town have allegedly made the first move.

The Mail is reporting that the Terriers have put £13 million on the table for Limbombe, who was being monitored by local rivals Leeds United last season but now appears to be well beyond their budget.

Genk's Anthony Limbombe (L) vies with FC Flora's Jyrgenson Markus during their friendly football match FC Flora vs Genk in Tallinn on July 6, 2011. Genk won 3-0.    AFP PHOTO

23-year-old Limbombe was one of the most in-form attacking players in Belgium last season, scoring six and setting up another six as Club Brugge won the Jupiler League title.

The one-time Belgium international is an explosive talent renowned for cutting inside from the wing and firing powerful shots at goal.

He made his name during a spell in the Eredivisie with NEC Nijmegen in 2015/16, scoring seven times in 32 games.

Miguel Layun of FC Porto controls the ball under pressure of Anthony Limbombe Ekango of Club Brugge during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Club Brugge KV and FC Porto at...

And Limbombe would be the second big-name signing Huddersfield have made this summer after landing Terrence Kongolo from Monaco.

Fortunately for the Terriers, the Chronicle claims that Newcastle have been handed a budget of just £40 million, meaning they might even have to drop their interest in Salomon Rondon.

It remains to be seen whether they can realistically challenge Huddersfield with Limbombe’s price likely to rise.

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