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Star suggests Newcastle can sign him for just £13m and he ‘wants to go’

Eduard Spertsyan has indicated that he is open to a move to the Premier League while suggesting that reported suitors Newcastle United will have to part with around £13 million. 

And that could be a bargain of a fee too, if Edouard Spertsyan’s performances over the last 12 months or so are anything to go by. 

While hardly a household name on Tyneside – or anywhere in England for that matter – a tally of five goals and three assists from 11 Russian Premier League appearances this season only tells half the story of Spertsyan’s creative talents. 

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According to Russia-based website MetaRatings, Newcastle United scouted this rough diamond of a playmaker a few months ago, Spertsyan running the show as Armenia hammered Wales in a European Championship qualifier. 

And while there was no offer forthcoming from Newcastle over the summer, the 23-year-old’s growing throng of suitors will surely have taken note as the Krasnodar talisman opens up on his desire to try something new. 

Newcastle may return for Eduard Spertsyan

“Yes (I want to play in Europe soon). I’ve got to fight and work (for it). I don’t want to leave here by running away or with a helicopter!,” Spertsyan says, via Tuttomercatoweb. 

“I like being here. But I want to try to go to Europe while I have the chance, I don’t know what can happen there. I’m confident and I think I can do it, I mean, achieve even bigger goals.”

When pressed on what sort of fee would be enough to get him out of Krasnodar, Spertsyan mused; “About 15 million euros. At least, (the club president) thinks so.”

Newcastle did not succeed in bringing an attack-minded midfielder to St James’ Park over the summer, despite interest in the likes of Gabri Veiga, Dominik Szoboszlai and James Maddison. Spertsyan, then, may be one to keep an eye on. 

While he is far from the finished article, Newcastle’s transfer strategy under their Saudi Arabian ownership has tended to revolve around ‘project’ signings who have only scratched the very surface of their potential. 

‘Go to Newcastle’

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“(Russian clubs) don’t play in European competition. And who watches our league? If this interest is real, such offers cannot be refused,” believes former Russia and Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko (MetaRatings).

“I would advise Edward to go to Newcastle. He will play, it seems to me. I would do that.” 

According to TMW, there is also interest from Juventus, Ajax and Fiorentina.

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