Keith Downie has now revealed some exciting Newcastle United transfer news regarding Renan Lodi.
The Lowdown: Left-back conundrum
The St James’ Park club have a conundrum over the left-back position in the summer as to whether they should sign Matt Targett on a permanent deal from Aston Villa or look for other targets.
The 26-year-old has impressed during in his loan spell on Tyneside, so much that 97.5% of Toon supporters have expressed their desire for him to stay, but it will now be up to the board over whether they try and keep him on or perhaps aim higher up in the market.
The Latest: Lodi transfer latest
Taking to Twitter, Sky Sports journalist and northeast reporter Downie has shared the news that Newcastle have now ‘looked at’ Lodi as a potential signing this summer, noting that they already completed business with Atletico Madrid when they signed Kieran Trippier in January.
The reporter tweeted: “Understand Renan Lodi is a player Newcastle have looked at & could potentially form part of their summer plans. 15-times capped Brazilian international left-back. Newcastle have already done business of late with Atletico for fellow full-back Kieran Trippier.”
Should Newcastle sign Lodi?
The Verdict: Exciting
It certainly is exciting for the Toon Army to be linked with a defender in Lodi who has played in the Champions League this season with Atletico, and he helped them to win the La Liga title last season ahead of the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
As Downie points out, the Brazilian has also been capped 15 times for his country, and at 24 years of age, he has not hit his prime yet.
Nonetheless, the Magpies’ board will now have to weigh up whether to sign Targett permanently or go for a player like Lodi in the summer.
In other news, find out who else NUFC are now ‘chasing’ this summer
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