Newcastle United eye double swoop for talented Juventus youngsters Matias Soule and Dean Huijsen

Newcastle United are planning an ambitious double summer swoop for Juventus young guns Matias Soule and Dean Huijsen, as the Turin giants look to raise around £85m from their sales.


After qualifying for the Champions League last year, the Magpies have endured a tough season in the Premier League with injuries to key players hampering their progress under Eddie Howe. However, they aim to end the campaign strongly and at least qualify for the Europa League.

The Newcastle United hierarchy hopes that Eddie Howe’s side will challenge for a spot in the Champions League next season again. Retaining the core of the squad will be crucial, as will the fitness of Joelinton, Calum Wilson, Joe Willock and Nick Pope, who have all struggled this season. The return of Sandro Tonali from an eight-month betting ban will also be a huge boost for the Toon Army. But the club will also be in the transfer market for fresh faces.

Newcastle are reportedly looking to recruit Juventus duo Matias Soule and Dean Huijsen, who are on loan at Frosinone and AS Roma, respectively.

Matias Soule, Dean Huijsen on Newcastle United’s radar

Matias Soule, 21, has played only 15 times for Juventus having arrived from Argentinean club Velez Sarsfield nine years ago. He joined Juventus’ rivals Frosinone on a season-long loan in August last year and has impressed with his trickery, creativity and goalscoring ability. The Argentinean under-20 international has bagged 11 goals and supplied three assists in 36 appearances across all competitions for Frosinone.

Soule’s impressive campaign at the Stadio Benito Stirpe has grabbed Newcastle’s attention and many other Premier League and European clubs. Huijsen, 19, a product of the Juventus academy, has made just one senior appearance for the club. The Amsterdam-born Spanish youth international has played 13 Serie A games for Roma on loan this season.

With Newcastle plotting to bolster their defensive ranks following ACL injuries suffered by Sven Botman and Jamaal Lascelles, Huijsen has emerged as a potential target. Both he and Soule could cost the Magpies between £50m and £60m, as the Old Lady looks to overhaul Max Allegri’s squad in a bid for an improvement after a disappointing season in Serie A.

Given Juve’s desperate need to refurbish the squad to finance new signings, Newcastle will look to strike a double deal on cheaper terms than the quoted figure. Bundesliga clubs Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig are also understood to be hot on the trail of both Soule and Huijsen, so the Magpies may need to act swiftly to sign the youngsters.

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