Johnny Russell is set to be the subject of transfer interest from Newcastle United as three English Premier League teams circle for the former Dundee United player (Scottish Sun).

The 31-year-old former Scotland international has been one of Major League Soccer’s most consistent players with Sporting Kansas City in recent season. It’s caught the eye of Newcastle United, who could make a summer move for the attacker.

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Newcastle United are keen. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Russell is out of contract at the end of the current season over in America and may be a cut-price option for Newcastle United, able to purchase him this summer with only a few months left on his MLS deal. There would be guaranteed Premier League football too, Steve Bruce’s side secure in the division.

Dundee United is where Russell started his career, making over 100 appearances. He has been in the MLS since 2018 and has 14 caps for Scotland.

Current Premier League teams Fulham and Sheffield United are also keen on Russell but they will move to the Championship after the weekend, their relegations confirmed.

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