Newcastle United discussed the possibility of signing Tom Davies in the summer transfer window, says Chris Waugh.
The Lowdown: Davies interest
The North East club were linked with a move for Davies in the 2020 summer window, before he ended up staying at Everton.
Should Newcastle sign Davies?
As per The Chronicle, Sean Longstaff could have been used in a potential swap deal to bring him to St. James’ Park this time around.
The Latest: Discussions
Writing in his latest piece for The Athletic, Chris Waugh has now said that there were indeed discussions held between both the Toffees and the Tyneside outfit over the signing of Davies.
It would have seen Longstaff move to Goodison Park as a result in the swap deal that was mentioned earlier on in the window.
The Verdict: One for January?
It is a shame that Steve Bruce’s team have now missed out on the signing of Davies, although that could well be revisited in January.
Described as an ‘excellent’ player by pundit Paddy Kenny back in June, he averaged more interceptions, clearances, blocks, dribbles and passes per game than Longstaff in the Premier League in the 2020/21 season (Whoscored).
Longstaff is a local lad, but he only has a year left on his current deal with the Magpies, and so can leave on a free next summer.
Thus, it would be an idea to revisit the potential swap again in January, so that the Toon can get the best possible deal.
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