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Newcastle United interested in Munich defender Sule: What can he bring at St. James’ Park?

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According to reports, Newcastle United are interested in signing Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule. While the Magpies are already in talks with the German defender to get him to the club.

Following the takeover by the Saudi Public Investment Fund, the new owners are keen to bring in new faces to bolster the squad. While the Newcastle owners have kept a reported budget of £190m for the January transfer window. The Magpies have been linked with a number of superstars like Antony Martial, Eric Baily, Philippe Coutinho, and, Alexandre Lacazette.

The club is keen to strengthen their defence in the January transfer window and the new Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe is planning to bring in some defensive reinforcement to sure up the issues at the back.

Since his move from Hoffenheim, Sule has made 150 appearances for Bayern Munich, scoring six goals and setting up a further four during his time with the German champions. While he has already made 17 appearances this season for the German champions.

Nikolas Sule is out of contract next summer, and the magpies can move for the German defender in the January transfer window or even snap him up for free next summer. According to NewcastleWorld, Sule fits Newcastle’s checklist perfectly. The 26-year-old defender has proven himself on the international stage as well as the Champions League stage.

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Why Newcastle United are keen on Munich defender Nikolas Sule?

Nikolas Sule has proven himself as a good defender and a leader at the back. He is also great at reading the game, as well as reading danger, while he is brilliant at making crucial interceptions to end the opposition attack.

The German has averaged 0.7 tackles, 1.2 interceptions, 1.7 clearances per 90 minutes in the Bundesliga. He also completes 88.7% of his attempted passes in the Bundesliga. (stats via whoscored)

Those stats alone prove Newcastle United’s interest in the German defender. Sule stands at 1.95m tall and is a threat in the opposition box from indirect freekicks and corners. While the German wins headers and defends in his own box.

Sule would no doubt bring a lot of quality and experience at the back for Newcastle United. If the Magpies can pull the signing off, it would be a massive step in the right direction following the takeover.

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