Transfer news

Pieters interested in Magpies - agent

April 24, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

PSV Eindhoven left-back Erik Pieters would be interested in joining Newcastle this summer, according to his agent.

Erik Pieters of PSV
GettyImagesErik Pieters is a Netherlands international

Pieters - currently sidelined with a foot injury - has been linked with a summer switch to Newcastle and although it is suggested there has been no formal approach as yet, the idea is already interesting Pieters.

"He was interested last year,'' agent Piet van der Pol told the Newcastle Journal. "Newcastle United is a fantastic club and I know that Erik follows them because of his friendship with Tim Krul.

"If they come in for Erik of course he will be interested in talking to them, but right now the main thing that he is focused on is getting fit for Euro 2012. Newcastle have done tremendously this season and I know that there are a lot of players who would like to join them.''

Pieters, 23, was a reported target for Newcastle last season after the departure of Jose Enrique, but delays in the deal led to the Magpies signing Davide Santon instead.

However, the Dutch international's ability to play centre-half as well as left-back has meant the Magpies are continuing to monitor his situation.