Date: 9th June 2024 at 4:08pm
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Liverpool manager Arne Slot will be hoping to finetune his squad during his first summer in charge at Anfield. 

The Dutchman arrived on Merseyside from Eredivisie side Feyenoord, succeeding Jurgen Klopp after the German’s nine-year reign at the club.

Slot faces a difficult task in following on from Klopp, who guided the Reds to both the Premier League and Champions League – among other trophies – during his time in charge.

Now, though, it appears that Slot could look to his former club for inspiration when it comes to new signings.

As per The Telegraph, Liverpool could make a surprise move for Newcastle United striker Yankuba Minteh.

The Gambian joined the Magpies from Odense last summer, but was loaned straight to Feyenoord, who were managed by Slot last term.

Minteh scored 11 goals for Slot’s Feyenoord side last season

Under Slot’s management, Minteh scored 11 goals in 37 games across all competitions for the Dutch side, as well as registering six assists.

The report claims that Newcastle are considering cashing in on the 19-year-old, and could therefore accept an offer in the region of £40 million for the forward.

Newcastle are under significant pressure to sell players in order to avoid breaching the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules, and they have therefore considered selling the teenage striker despite him having not yet played a game for the club.

Midfielder Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak have also both been linked with a move away from St. James’ Park as the Magpies look to balance the books, but commanding a significant fee for Minteh could reduce the need for Newcastle to sell key players.

Minteh cost Newcastle just £6.5 million 12 months ago, and his form in the Netherlands has since attracted interest from both German and Italian clubs.

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