Date: 7th August 2019 at 12:01pm
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Newcastle United have reached an agreement with Ligue 1 side Amiens SC for the transfer of Sweden defender Emil Krafth, according to Sky Sports.

The 25-year-old right-back is believed to be travelling to Tyneside on Wednesday, August 7 to carry out a medical ahead of his move to the Magpies, with the 20-cap international expected to challenge DeAndre Yedlin and Javier Manquillo for honours in Steve Bruce’s first-team plans.

United’s transfer team, led by Head of Recruitment Steve Nickson, had been scouting the defender’s progress throughout last season while he spent the term on loan with Amiens from Bologna, before making the move permanent this summer for a reported €2.5million (£2.3m).

Newcastle had begun negotiations with an offer of €1.5million (£1.3m) before improving our advances to the region of €5million (£4.6m). However, they were rejected as Amiens were thought to be holding out for €7million (£6.4m).

But Sky Sports understand we have reached an agreement with Les Licornes to pay £5million for the Sweden international, who played 36 games across all competitions last season, scoring and assisting one goal.

The Sun’s Alan Nixon has also claimed Krafth will be carrying out his Newcastle medical on Wednesday, after he pushed Amiens to accept our offers so that he could make a move into the Premier League before the window closes on Thursday.

Toon fans reacting on social media to Krafth being set for a medical have not been overly excited, though, as some Magpies supporters have suggested the right-back will not be an improvement on either of Yedlin or Manquillo.

Here’s how these fans reacted…

 
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