Journalist claims star who was keen on Spurs move now target for Newcastle

SportBILD journalist Christian Falk has said that Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule, who is now thought to be a target for Newcastle, wanted to join Tottenham in the past.

Sule has emerged as one of the most consistent defenders in German football since leaving Hoffenheim to join Bayern in the summer of 2017.

The centre-back has won several accolades at the Allianz Arena, most notably playing a starring role in their historic treble-winning campaign in 2019-20.

The centre-back has also become a vital part of the German national side over the last few years. 

Last month, German publication Der Spiegel obtained files that became public through a court dispute between Sule’s former representatives Karlheinz Forster and Murat Lokurlu over unpaid commissions. 

It came to light in those revelations that the centre-back had expressed an interest in joining Tottenham to his agent. 

Following Newcastle’s Saudi-led takeover, Sule has now reportedly become a January transfer target for the Magpies.

When asked about Newcastle’s interest in the defender, Falk told SportBild: “Now that is true. It’s a possibility; he already wanted to go to England at 18 as the chat transcripts, which have now been published, have shown in the court battle.

“He was very, very happy to go to an English club under Kovac, not just United; he would have gone to Tottenham and other clubs.

“So, of course, it’s a possibility if he shouldn’t extend at Bayern now, which it looks like it could happen. Newcastle are, of course, a club that can pay him.

“And I think he would be interested in doing some development work.”

Spurs Web Opinion  

Sule will certainly be an upgrade over the centre-backs we have at the club but I do not expect Paratici to shop for a central defender in January after the club’s acquisition of Cristian Romero over the summer. I believe the Italian is likely to prioritise moves for a forward and a central midfielder.

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