Newcastle are linked with a move for Danilho Doekhi

Newcastle United have been linked with a move for Dutch center-back Danilho Doekhi.

The 22-year-old has excelled at Vitesse Arnhem this season and his performances have also caught the attention of Italian club Atalanta.

According to The Telegraph, there is ‘serious interest’ from the Premier League club as they strive to improve their team this summer.

Doekhi has a year left on his current contract with the Dutch outfit and Vitesse will be under pressure to redeem him unless he signs an extension.

Fulham and Rangers were keen on the player earlier this year.

SL View: Could be a bargain for Newcastle

Newcastle could certainly use some defensive reinforcements and Doekhi has the potential to be a quality in the long run.

Doekhi is likely to improve with experience, and his contract situation means he may be available at a reasonable price this summer.

Vitesse paid € 250,000 for him three years ago and they will be able to make a healthy profit without asking for an absurd sum of money for their precious asset.

Atalanta would be able to give the player European football, giving them an advantage in the transfer pursuit.

Doekhi can play in different positions and his versatility could make him a practical option for Steve Bruce next season.

Read: Newcastle keep an eye on a 23-year-old defender.

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