Newcastle United have now been backed to bring in more players before the summer transfer window ends, on one condition.
The Lowdown: Hayden going?
According to Football Insider, Watford have now ‘set their sights’ on signing Hayden, and it is understood that the central midfield player is ‘keen’ on a move to Vicarage Road before the window closes.
Should Newcastle keep Hayden?
A source from the Hornets has claimed that they are now interested in signing him, and a potential move down south appears to have turned his head.
The Latest: Campbell claim
Speaking to Football Insider, Campbell, who is now a pundit after playing as a striker for the likes of Everton and Arsenal, has now claimed that he can see the St. James’ Park faithful bringing more players in, so long as they sell Hayden first of all:
“Newcastle need to move and shake and freshen things up and if he leaves I think they could bring in one or two more.
“I think they need that. A couple of fresh faces could revitalise that team. They’ve been stagnant for a little while now.
“If he wants to go down back down south you don’t stand in his way if the money is right.
“Let him leave and get somebody else in. I’m sure Newcastle will have targets.”
The Verdict: Keep and add more!
If the North East club are to avoid a potential relegation battle this season, then they need to keep hold of Hayden and add more players in the squad around him.
Dubbed an ‘outstanding’ player by Magpies legend Alan Shearer after impressing in their 3-2 home win against Southampton in the Premier League back in February, Hayden was a key player on Tyneside in the last term, winning no fewer than 5.5 of his duels per game, as well as averaging 2.2 tackles, 1.9 clearances and 1.8 interceptions per match (Sofascore).
With just Joe Willock signed so far, who was part of the squad anyway from January onwards in a loan spell from Arsenal, the Toon need to bring in some more bodies as soon as possible, given that the deadline is ticking.
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