Newcastle United are reportedly eyeing a summer transfer move for Will Vaulks, according to Wales Online.
The Lowdown: Newcastle need Willock back-up
Given that Joe Willock signing from Arsenal on a permanent deal is not guaranteed after his loan spell ends, the St. James’ Park faithful may be looking at alternative options in the centre of midfield, potentially at a cheaper price.
Jonjo Shelvey has often been criticised this term and will turn 30 next season, while neither of the Longstaff brothers have really kicked on, so midfield reinforcements could be necessary.
The Latest: Newcastle eye Vaulks
As per Wales Online, the Tyneside club are eyeing a potential move for Vaulks to swap Cardiff City for the North East.
Should Newcastle sign Vaulks?
Valued at £7m by the Bluebirds, he could be a cheaper alternative to that of Willock, should Steve Bruce’s team fail to sign him permanently.
The news outlet highlights one of his ‘trademark’ skills that the Magpies may be interested in, a long throw-in that has been a ‘potent weapon’ for the EFL Championship side.
The Verdict: Newcastle should not sleep on Vaulks
The Toon should certainly not sleep on a potential move for Vaulks, especially if a deal for Willock fails to go through.
His manager Mick McCarthy, who is also very experienced in the Premier League, described him as a ‘brilliant’ player and a ‘leader’ back in February (Wales Online), the latter being a quality that can be very useful not just on the pitch but off of it as well.
Nonetheless, considering the financial impact of the global pandemic, £7m could be a snip for the 27-year-old as he enters his prime.
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