Newcastle United are nonetheless in search of a brand new right-back this month amid links to emerge over an curiosity within the Inter Milan star, Denzel Dumfries.
What’s the most recent?
It has been reported throughout the January switch window that the Magpies had made a brand new right-back certainly one of their priorities this month.
There have additionally been links to the likes of West Ham United’s Harrison Ashby rising as a possible backup plan to the Spanish teenager.
Nonetheless, talking on BBC’s Transfer Gossip Daily podcast, journalist Luke Edwards has claimed a transfer for Dumfries would make loads of sense:
(3:40) “I do know Newcastle are in search of a proper wing-back however they primarily wished one as a backup to Kieran Trippier. So I’m a bit of bit suspicious about it simply because these three names of golf equipment [Manchester United, Chelsea & Newcastle] could be the perfect state of affairs to create a market to your participant.
“Nonetheless, I can see – and that is unusual – I can see the sense in all of these, if I’m sincere.”
Competitors at right-back
The arrival of Kieran Trippier at right-back final January has been a revelation on Tyneside with the 32-year-old rapidly establishing himself as one of many first names on the staff sheet.
Nonetheless, there does appear to be a problem of their squad depth behind Trippier with the likes of Emil Krafth and Javier Manquillo the choices Eddie Howe has to depend upon.
And with this in thoughts, it’s completely comprehensible why Newcastle could look to herald one other participant in that place this month.
Who would you favor at right-back?
The addition of a younger prospect like Fresneda or Ashby would make loads of sense as it could permit Trippier to proceed because the beginning right-back however probably see him take the younger signing underneath his wing.
For now, Trippier is displaying little indicators of slowing down in a Newcastle shirt which means there could be time for the younger participant to develop for when the time comes.
That point will probably come within the subsequent few years however we do ponder whether this implies a deal for Dumfries wouldn’t truly make a lot sense.
The Dutchman continues to be solely 26-years-old and having made 13 starts for Inter in Serie A this season, we’d battle to think about him being keen to sit down in anticipate the day Trippier must be changed.
With Howe having constructed a squad round ‘humble lads’ the notion of getting a present Champions League calibre wing-back sitting in wait on the bench would really feel like a recipe for catastrophe.
And given the success Trippier is at present having on Tyneside, it’s laborious to think about Howe being keen to set him again within the pecking order for a participant with no Premier League expertise.