Newcastle looking to raid Premier League rivals for 22-year-old midfielder
Source: Thehardtackle

Newcastle United are eyeing a move for Billy Gilmour in the summer as Eddie Howe anticipates midfield changes. According to Team Talk, Newcastle United have set sights on Billy Gilmour as a potential target ahead of the summer window. Brighton could be tested with a bid, with Eddie Howe angling a few changes in the middle of the park, as Bruno Guimaraes could depart to a bigger club.

Newcastle United eye Billy Gilmour move Newcastle United have plenty of big decisions ahead of the summer window, but all eyes will be on their spending capacity amid FFP obligations. In recent weeks, the Magpies have lost two of their centre-backs, Sven Botman and Jamal Lascelles, to long-term injuries, meaning they will have to prioritise central defenders in the upcoming window.

Moreover, uncertainties surround Brazilian midfield pair Joelinton and Bruno Guimaraes, who will likely depart for a bigger club. The former could reportedly sign a new deal, but Eddie Howe still needs to fill the enormous gap the other South Americans left.

Hence, the Magpies have seen plenty of links to new midfielders, including Leicester City's Wilfeied Ndidi on a free transfer. With the Nigerian available for free, Howe might find some funds to bring in another midfielder, with Billy Gilmour emerging on their radar.

They are also interested in Morten Hjulmand of Sporting CP, but considering his cost, a move for Gilmopur might be feasible. The 22-year-old midfielder has been sensational for Brighton since moving there two years ago from Chelsea, which has caused concern within Robert De Zerbi's mind, who considers the Scotland international an essential talent.

How much will Brighton demand for Gilmour? In the last few years, Brighton have been operating at a different level regarding the business side of football. They have successfully managed to bring in lesser-known talents and then sell them for massive profits. In Gilmour's case, they could continue with this trend and make an enormousan enormous return on their PS9 million investment in the 22-year-old midfielder.

However, it is understood that they will not demand an exorbitant fee for the Scotland international, which does make him an achievable target for someone like Newcastle Untied. Now, how much they are planning to demand remains under wraps, as the fee could still end up looking reasonable based on market values.