Newcastle transfer news: £15.5m Bundesliga star is linked with a move to Newcastle United

In today's Newcastle transfer news - Newcastle United is looking to sign Bayer Leverkusen center-back Jonathan Tah whose value is around £15.5m.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen v Eintracht Frankfurt - Bundesliga
Bayer 04 Leverkusen v Eintracht Frankfurt - Bundesliga / Leon Kuegeler/GettyImages
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Newcastle United are looking to strengthen their squad in this January transfer window. So, as the window opens, there will be more and more Newcastle transfer news coming out. One position that Eddie Howe would look to strengthen is surely the defense. The Magpies are leaking goals in almost every match and because of that, their results have slumped as well. Thus, Eddie Howe will be looking to revive the season by bringing some fresh players in this January as he looks to take Newcastle back to the Champions League. One player that Newcastle has identified that can be a perfect center-back for Eddie Howe's system is Jonathan Tah of Bayer Leverkusen. The German international is strong and can make his presence felt in the defense. The 27-year-old is someone that would surely improve Eddie Howe's defense and that is why Newcastle United will be keen on getting his signature.

Newcastle transfer news: Jonathan Tah to Newcastle United

One of the main problems that Newcastle will face this January transfer window while buying new players is that they will have to adhere to the Financial Fair Play rules. This will prevent the Magpies from targeting many top players that Eddie Howe might want. However, this doesn't fit Jonathan Tah because his release clause is around £15.5m. Also, he has 18 months left on his contract. Thus, Leverkusen might be willing to leverage him to have some money if he decides not to renew his contract. Tah is keen to play in the Premier League and this will give Newcastle an open door to bring him to the Tyneside. There is no doubt that Tah will improve Newcastle's defense and Eddie Howe knows this as well. Thus, in the coming weeks, you can also get more Newcastle transfer news on Jonathan Tah to Newcastle United.

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