Agent: Pieters will join Magpies

The 23-year-old Holland international has been linked with a move

to St James’ Park during this summer’s transfer window and is

earmarked to replace Jose Enrique, who left for Liverpool earlier

this month. “Newcastle’s interest is very serious and Erik finds

the club a real challenge,” Van der Pol told the Dutch media. “I

don’t know the exact numbers of Newcastle’s offer, but I’m pretty

sure that the transfer will go ahead.”