Axel Tuanzebe reportedly wanted a move to Newcastle United before Aston Villa signed him on loan from Manchester United.
The Lowdown: Tuanzebe wanted
The St. James’ Park faithful reportedly wanted to sign Tuanzebe before he made the move to Villa Park instead.
Should Newcastle have signed Tuanzebe?
They have also been recently linked with a move for Ozan Kabak, suggesting that Steve Bruce would like to bring in another central defender before the summer transfer window ends.
The Latest: Why Tuanzebe move failed
Writing in his latest piece for The Daily Telegraph, Luke Edwards has revealed why the North East club did not end up signing Tuanzebe in the end.
As per the journalist, it was the player’s preference to move to Tyneside over AVFC, but they could not afford the loan fee to make it happen.
The Verdict: Shame
It is such a shame that the Magpies missed out on signing Tuanzebe, as they will now have to rush to get another centre-back in before the window closes.
Dubbed ‘outstanding’ by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a very impressive performance in the UEFA Europa League against Granada back in April, he is clearly capable of playing at a high level, having notched up a fair amount of experience in playing in the Premier League (Transfermarkt).
At just 23 years of age, Tuanzebe certainly has potential, and being English, he would have helped fill the homegrown quota in the squad as well.
Nonetheless, the Toon must now look at other targets.
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