Newcastle ready to deal in HJK Helsinki defender Jukka Raitala

Newcastle United are interested in HJK Helsinki defender Jukka Raitala.

Newcastle United are interested in HJK Helsinki defender Jukka Raitala.

The 20-year-old left-back, who is on trial at St James’ Park and could move for £450,000, played in a practice match watched by manager Joe Kinnear yesterday.

The Finland Under 21 star, who rejected a move to West Bromwich Albion, is also being watched by Udinese and Ajax.

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