Rafa Benitez has finally been given some heartening news in the transfer market, reports the Chronicle.
After signing 21-year-old winger Kenedy from Chelsea on loan for the remainder of the season, the Newcastle United will be heartened to hear that Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen is open to a move to St James Park.
Stymied by the aborted takeover of the club, the Spaniard is looking to move quickly in the remaining week of the January transfer window.
The Magpies lodged a £14m bid with the Dutch club last week but no deal has yet been reached on a final fee.
The 27-year-old Denmark international was a target for Everton last summer but Jorgensen could become Newcastle’s record signing, which stands at £16m for Michael Owen when Real Madrid saw them coming in 2016.
Robin van Persie’s return to Rotterdam earlier this week may be the leverage the Magpies need to free Jorgensen from De Kuip, particularly as they are completely out of contention for the Dutch title. Current Eredivisie leaders PSV Eindhoven are 17 points clear of Feyenoord.
The 6’3” striker has 34 goals in his 60 appearances since moving to the Netherlands from FC Copenhagen in a €3.5m deal two years ago. Last season, he was top scorer as De Club van het Volk won their first league title in eighteen years.