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Yankuba Minteh set for medical as Newcastle exit nears

Newcastle United have agreed a deal to sell Yankuba Minteh to Brighton

The Magpies have accepted an offer of around £33 million for the 19-year-old attacker, who spent the last season on loan at Dutch club Feyenoord.

Newcastle were under tremendous pressure to sell players before June 30, but if the deal goes through without any problem, they should be able to keep hold of their star players like Anthony Gordon, Alexander Isak or Bruno Guimaraes.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Minteh is now set for a medical with the South Coast club.

Fabrizio Romano claims on X (29 June) that the player’s agent has arrived in England to get the deal done on personal terms, which should not be a major problem.

However, according to journalist Joel Bland, Minteh has agreed personal terms with Brighton, and he is now set for a medical.

It comes as a huge relief for Newcastle as Minteh wanted to stay in the Premier League and had previously rejected a move to Lyon.

Luke Edwards of The Telegraph wrote on X that it’s a “huge breakthrough” for the Magpies and it looks like they have managed to solve their PSR threat. They desperately needed to offload players before June 30, and it is expected the transfer will go through quickly within the next 48 hours.

Minteh wants to move to Brighton, and this shouldn’t be a big problem unless the youngster fails to complete his medical.

It is more of a huge relief for Newcastle as they can now start planning for the rest of the transfer window. As it stands, they do not have to sell any of their star players.

However, Newcastle could still look to ship out players like Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron in the summer window. Wilson is being eyed by Saudi Pro League clubs, but whether he wants to move there is a big question.

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