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Newcastle are in talks with both Tottenham and Leicester to strengthen the backs of their teams, according to several sources.
Magpies has headed a typical quiet transfer window under the care of owner Mike Ashley. Joe Willock came on a permanent deal after impressing so mightily while on loan last season. But apart from the midfielder, there have been no senior first-team players.
Nevertheless, with the window swinging down, several sources have put Newcastle in the frame for a late addition.
First, it is believed that they are chasing long-term Leicester goals, Hamza Choudhury. Sky Sports reporter, Rob Dorsett, tweeted Newcastle boss Steve Bruce ‘remains hopeful’ of competing for a loan deal for the 23-year-old midfielder.
With key midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans and the new signing Boubakary Soumare on the Foxes’ books, Choudhury’s chances for regular playing time with Leicester appears slim – even with Dennis Praets impending exit.
Dorsett claimed that Newcastle have not yet decided whether they are ‘ready’ to absorb most of the player’s salary.
talkSPORT later reported Choudhury has also emerged as a target for the Wolves. Bruno Lage’s side have apparently failed in their late quest to sign Little Renato Sanchez.
Apart from Choudhury, 90 minutes report Newcastle also look at Tottenham’s center-back, Cameron Carter-Vickers.
Via the boot compartment, it is revealed that Newcastle have opened ‘talks’ about the US international.
The 23-year-old is in the final year of his contract and a permanent exit would make sense to avoid losing him for free next summer. Yes, London football Tottenham correspond, Alasdair Gold, tweeted Traces ‘trying to fix a permanent move’.
Whether the Magpies will get the funds for that deal from frugal owner Ashley remains to be seen.
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Meanwhile, Tottenham have been told of three reasons why it was a “risk” not to sell Harry Kane when his value was at its highest.
Spurs talisman wanted out of his youth club for much of the summer. Man City emerged as the strongest competitor to land sleigh, but an agreement with Tottenham President Daniel Levy could not fight.
With Kane back in the fold and Spurs are currently at the top of the Premier League table, everything is back to normal at Tottenham. Ex-Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinosn, however, believes it was a “risk” not to sell Kane this summer.
Speaking to online outlet Football Insider, Highlighted Robinson Kane’s increasing age, recent injury history and looming value loss, why a move this year would have been to improve both the player and the club.
“His value will fall,” Robinson told Football Insider. “I’m not sure if it would be as much as £ 50m, but there will be a lot to consider. He’s 29 next year. How will his ankles be this season? We know how they are.
“Does he get injured? Both parties are taking a huge risk now. There will be more injury potential as he gets older. If it was to be possible, it had to happen this summer. If he still wants to leave, it’s a huge risk there. ”
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