Derdiyok signing would be a shrewd move from King Kev
Eren Derdiyok is the latest name that is being linked with Newcastle United then and a quick check on the Swiss international's background suggests if Kevin Keegan can pull the deal off, it could be one of his shrewdest moves yet in the transfer market as Toon boss.
KK of course has gone Swiss before and was on hand to deliver right-back Marc Hottiger in 1994 with the defender proving to be a success at St James's Park.
And Hottiger gave Derdiyok the thumbs up in a Chronicle interview over the weekend with Newcastle reportedly closing in on their first summer buy.
Derdiyok of course rocked England on his debut for the Swiss at Wembley earlier this year and is the latest production of FC Basle's conveyer belt of talent.
Other players to prosper from Christian Gross's youth policy in Basle are Zdravko KuzmanoviÃÂ, who has been a hit at Firoentina and Ivan RakitiÃÂ at Schalke while names such as Alexander Frei and Hakan Yakin have also grabbed attention on the world stage.
Should Keegan capture the tall striker it would certainly give him more options in attack to go alongside Oba Martins, Michael Owen, Mark Viduka and Andy Carroll.
Or is the move to replace one of his big hitters?
At 20 Derdiyok has time on his hands and at ÃÂ£6million he fits into KK's vision for the future.
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