Newcastle United plot Joachim Andersen move with bid already tabled

By Wayne Veysey

1st Oct, 2023 | 3:55pm

Sources: Newcastle United plot Andersen move after bid submitted

Newcastle United are closely monitoring Crystal Palace star Joachim Andersen ahead of the January transfer window, Football Insider has been told.

The Magpies have held a long-term interest in the centre-back, 27, and submitted a late summer bid that was rejected by Palace.

However, Newcastle remain keen to strengthen their defensive department in January and are willing to return to the table with an offer for Andersen’s signature.

It is understood that Andersen remains one of Newcastle’s top targets for the January window.

The Danish defender has made a strong start to the 2023/24 season for the Eagles, scoring twice in his seven Premier League appearances.

His first goal of the season came in the 1-1 draw with Brentford in August before he doubled his tally with a superb strike in the win against Manchester United on Saturday afternoon (30 September).

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Andersen moved to Selhurst Park in 2021 following a stint on loan at Fulham in the 2020/21 season.

Palace paid Lyon a fee of £14.9million for his signature in July 2021, and he has gone on to make 79 appearances for the Eagles across all competitions.

It has been reported that Lyon included a sell-on clause within Andersen’s contract following his move to Crystal Palace.

Eddie Howe has rotated between Fabian Schar, Jamaal Lascelles and Sven Botman at the heart of his defence this season, but an injury to the latter has left the Newcastle boss with a lack of depth at the back.

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