Newcastle United interested RC Lens defender Kevin Danso

Published on: 11 January 2023
Newcastle United interested RC Lens defender Kevin Danso
Kevin DANSO of Lens during the Ligue 1 Uber Eats match between Lens and Reims at Stade Felix Bollaert on October 1, 2021 in Lens, France. (Photo by Matthieu Mirville/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

According to Get French Football News and the Wiener Kronen newspaper Premier League side Newcastle United is interested in RC Lens Austrian-born Ghanaian central defender Kevin Danso.

Kevin Danso, who played for FC Augsburg in the German Bundesliga and FC Southampton in the Premier League, is still under contract with Lensois until June 30, 2026.

Newcastle United is reportedly willing to invest 36 million euros for Danso, according to the Kronen newspaper. That would give the defender, who started every game for Lens in Ligue 1, two records.

Kevin Danso would be the most expensive sale from RC Lens. Cheick Doucouré of Mali is the most expensive departure for the 1998 French champions, having cost Crystal Palace €22.6 million in 2022.

If the deal goes through, Kevin Danso will be the most expensive Austrian footballer of all time. Marko Arnautovic is currently the most expensive Austrian. His move from West Ham United to Shanghai Port in the Chinese Super League in 2019 cost 25 million euros.