Newcastle United scouts are observing Dennis Praet.
Interest of Magpies in Belgian player rises, especially after the very weak start to the season in the English league. Newcomers to Premier League have not yet scored any points and have so far suffered two defeats; 0-2 with Tottenham and 0-1 with Huddersfield.
The 23-year-old moved to Sampdoria a year ago from Anderlecht, costing Italians ten million euros. Belgian is a creative footballer who should have been an offensive midfielder, but at Genoa he was usually put on a side or as a defensive midfielder. Praet was once again under the watchful eye of British observers during a Sunday meeting against the Benevento and this performance will probably determine his potential transfer.
KRC Genk trainee would cost around 14 million euros, which should not be a problem for the Magpies representatives. In spite of the problem with finding new positions, Praet played in the Italian league's 35th official games, scoring one goal and assist.