Newcastle are currently on the market for new defensive options and could be planning to raid Manchester City’s roster.
According to Lee Ryder (relayed via Sportslens), the Magpies are scouring the transfer market for a new left-back. A rather surprising name that has appeared on their radar is Angelino, who looks set for a future away from the Etihad.
Should Newcastle look to sign Angelino from Manchester City?
Despite the fact the 23-year-old played just six Premier League matches last season, Man City have valued him at a solid £25million. This could prove to be a dealbreaker for Steve Bruce’s side, who reportedly has just £35million to spend for the window (via The Athletic).
Even if Newcastle sign off on spending almost their whole budget on Angelino, they must first fend off the competition. Ryder claims that the Toon are up against European heavyweights RB Leipzig and Barcelona, who are both keen to table an offer for the Spaniard.
Bruce is currently in a dilemma as he may be solely reliant on forgotten left-back Achraf Lazaar, who has made just ten senior appearances for Newcastle since he signed in 2016.
Matt Ritchie has been linked to a move away from St James’ Park amid talks of a swap deal for Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson. If this transaction comes to fruition then the Magpies must prioritise a move for a left-back, whether that be Angelino or a back-up option.
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