Niklas Sule is reportedly interested in the Newcastle United project as the club held talks a few weeks back with the Bayern Munich defender.

Christian Falk tweeted that Newcastle United held talks with Niklas Sule’s representatives a few weeks ago, with a view of signing the defender. The journalist also stated the Bayern Munich defender might be interested in the project planned at the Premier League side.

Niklas Sule has become one of the key players at Bayern Munich in recent years. It took time for him to become a bonafide first-choice starter at the Bavarian club but he was determined and waited for his opportunity patiently. And, his skillset proved useful to the German giants in the recent success that the club have achieved.

Since the departures of David Alaba and Jerome Boateng, Sule has taken up an important position in the squad as Bayern comfortably lead the Bundesliga charts. The giant defender has played in each of their ten league games this campaign while also featuring in their Champions League and domestic cup ties.

He is proving to be a key part of Julian Nagelsmann’s setup, although there are worries regarding his contractual situation. Sule’s deal with Bayern expires at the end of the season. He could talk to clubs outside of Germany in January and sign a pre-contract agreement before moving on a free transfer in the summer.

There are indications that Sule might be inclined to leave the Bavarians, with plenty of interest coming from Premier League clubs and Real Madrid in Spain. At 26, the centre-back has plenty left in the tank to forge a long-term career elsewhere.

While top tier Premier League sides angle for his signature, there’s a new entrant capable of enticing highly-rated players these days. According to Christian Falk from Germany, Newcastle United have reportedly expressed an interest in Sule and have discussed a move.

The journalist claimed the Magpies held talks with Sule’s representatives a few weeks ago, explaining to them in detail their plans for the future. He then added that Sule might be interested in their project, fueling rumours about an imminent move.

Newcastle have been linked with plenty of high-profile players since their take over by the Saudi PIF was completed in early October. While they have ambitions fueled by their financial power, the Magpies currently languish in the relegation zone, and if they remain there around January, it could impact their transfer plans.

Even Sule might only consider playing for them or sign a pre-contract in January if they are in a place where they can guarantee safety from the drop. The Newcastle project might have a future promise attached, but top-level players may not want to risk their careers playing in the second tier of any league.

A transfer may yet happen depending on several situations. Newcastle, however, will be able to fulfil any player’s financial demands with ease, and Sule might be hoping they survive the drop, before joining them sometime in the future.

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