EXCLUSIVE: Newcastle target €28M Eredivisie left-back for summer window

Steve Kay
Steve Kay
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2024 15:24 GMT
  • 3 min read

Newcastle have been monitoring Feyenoord defender Quilindschy Hartman ahead of the summer transfer window, FootballTransfers can reveal, with the left-back position being a key area that Eddie Howe wishes to strengthen.

We revealed last week that Arsenal’s Oleksandr Zinchenko also being considered as a possible addition to the squad, with the Gunners open to letting the Ukraine international move on from the Emirates Stadium in the summer.

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Hartman has enjoyed a fruitful season so far with Eredivisie side Feyenoord and the 22-year-old is expected to feature in Ronald Koeman’s plans for the Dutch national team at this summer’s European Championship.

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The North East giants have 19-year-old winger, Yankuba Minteh, on loan with the Rotterdam club, and consequently, we are told that Newcastle have a good relationship with them, something which could be significant if a deal comes to pass in the future.

The young left-back’s attributes are said to be perfect for Premier League football. Hartman is extremely rapid, a tenacious tackler, and possesses unbelievable stamina and energy that enable him to cover the left flank for the entirety of the 90 minutes.

Yankuba Minteh is on loan with Feyenoord
© IMAGO - Yankuba Minteh is on loan with Feyenoord
Lewis Hall isn't getting regular game-time
© IMAGO - Lewis Hall isn't getting regular game-time

In 23 Eredivisie outings last season, he scored two goals and provided four assists. During those appearances, he averaged 1.7 tackles, 1.2 interceptions, and 1.4 clearances per match. His term he already has six assists under his belt in all competitions.

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FootballTransfers’ Estimated Transfer Value algorithm ranks Hartman at €28.2million - with his contract at Feyenoord up in June 2026.

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It comes after Newcastle were dealt a huge blow this week, with centre-back Sven Botman now needing surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament after limping out of Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final loss at Manchester City.

Newcastle said: “He is expected to return to action within six to nine months. The Dutch centre-back initially sustained a knee injury in September 2023 and elected for a non-surgical rehabilitation plan – a decision which saw him return to action in December. Everyone at Newcastle United wishes Sven a full and speedy recovery.”

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