Newcastle United have now reportedly made an approach to sign Ethan Ampadu before the summer transfer window ends.
The Lowdown: Ampadu considered
According to The Daily Express, the St. James’ Park faithful have been considering a move for either Ampadu or his Chelsea teammate Malang Sarr on loan for the rest of the 2021/22 season.
Should Newcastle sign Ampadu?
Steve Bruce is reportedly interested in bringing in another central defender before the window closes.
The Latest: Ampadu approach
Writing in his latest piece for The Northern Echo, Scott Wilson has said that the North East club has now made an approach to the Blues to take Ampadu on loan.
They have inquired about his availability, and the Wales international is expected to leave Stamford Bridge within the next couple of weeks.
Bruce regards him as a ‘potentially valuable addition’ to the defence after the permanent departure of Florian Lejeune, and is now looking at Ampadu after missing out on a loan deal for Axel Tuanzebe from Manchester United, who has since gone to Aston Villa.
The Verdict: Sign
Once described as a ‘manager’s dream’ by former Wales boss Ryan Giggs while on international duty in 2018, Ampadu is certainly a player that Bruce could utilise and get the best out of in his current squad.
He has the added experience of playing in the Premier League, mainly while on loan at Sheffield United in the last campaign, and has the added capability of being able to play in the centre of midfield in addition to centre-back (Transfermarkt).
Nonetheless, Ampadu would be a solid addition to the squad as the Magpies look to get more bodies in as soon as possible.
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