Steve Howey has tipped Newcastle United to sell Emil Krafth in a bid to boost their transfer budget.
Krafth moved to St James’ Park from French side Amiens in a deal reportedly worth £5million two years ago.
However, the Sweden international, who represented his country at Euro 2020, has failed to make a telling impact since joining the Magpies and has only made 33 Premier League appearances.
Should Newcastle United look to sell Emil Krafth?
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is thought to have a meagre budget ahead of the new season kicking off next month, with the club heading into an arbitration case later this month.
It has resulted in Bruce having to adjust his plans to strengthen the squad. Having initially wanted to sign Joe Willock on a permanent basis following his impressive temporary move from Arsenal at the end of last season, the Magpies are now exploring the possibility of sealing his return on a season-long loan instead.
Former Newcastle defender Howey feels right-back Krafth could be a player Bruce looks to sell if he needs more money to welcome his transfer targets.
Speaking exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, Howey said: “Without being too harsh, I think he has struggled at times. Sometimes it just doesn’t quite work for whatever reason.
“He’s a good player but I think, at times, he’s been overwhelmed in that position.
“Sometimes he has been exposed because he hasn’t been getting a great deal of help but, at the same time, if they can get him out the door and recoup a little bit of money then it all helps.”
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