Benjamin Rollheiser: Newcastle ready to offer €10-million for Estudiantes winger

Newcastle United have signalled their interest in Argentinean winger Benjamin Rollheiser after sending scouts to watch the 23-year-old play for Estudiantes this week.

According to South American publication Balon Latino, the Magpies representatives have been impressed by the former Argentina Under-17 international and have given the green light to Eddie Howe to pursue a deal.

The Premier club is believed to be ready to open negotiations for the winger, with an offer of around €10 million being discussed.

A product of the River Plate academy, Rollheiser has had a great season in the Argentine Primera División, scoring 12 goals and providing five assists in 38 games across all competitions.

Rollheiser is left-footed and can play on either wing, although his preferred position is starting on the right flank.

Benjamin Rollheiser to add squad depth

Benjamin Rollheiser
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Newcastle qualified for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years last season, and Howe is looking to create squad depth while competing domestically and in Europe.

Despite the acquisition of Harvey Barnes from Leicester City after Allan Saint-Maximin left for Saudi club Al Ahli, Rollheiser has been identified as the player who could give Howe more options in attack.

However, the Premier club will face competition for his signature after Serie A clubs Napoli and Lazio and Spanish side Valencia showed interest in the player.

Regardless, Estudiantes will make a tidy profit on the player if a sale goes through after joining the club on a free transfer from River Plate at the start of the season.