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Benitez turns attentions to talented midfielder as Newcastle United look to improve limited squad

Newcastle United fans here in the Tavern are still looking for the club to build on their solitary signing so far, as they view the transfer window as a possible way to Premier League safety. 

Rafa Benitez seemingly continues to ring around clubs as he looks to nail down some more signings this window, as desperate times calls for desperate measures on Tyneside with the possibility of relegation looming. Although, you can’t fault the effort of the Spaniard, as the Magpies seem to have another player on their radar. As according to reports in the El Confidencial, claims suggest that Newcastle United have sent scouts out to Spain to watch Real Betis starlet Fabian Ruiz.

The 21-year-old has been labelled as priceless for current club Real Betis, as one of the most promising young talents to come out of the Spanish top-flight in recent times. However, according to reports, the midfielder has a release clause that is currently set at a measly £13 million, with the Spanish club doing all they can to extend his contract that will allow them to increase in the buyout price. But, with clubs like Barcelona and Arsenal linked with a move for the midfielder, it looks as if he could be living some of his last days with his current club.

Although, arguably the biggest boost for a Newcastle side that would have a limited budget for the potential signing of the midfielder, is that the 21-year-old’s agent doesn’t want the club to increase his release clause which makes him very affordable.

Landlord’s Verdict: 

A player that looks to be something special after attracting the interest of some of Europe’s biggest names, and a player that could become a star in his current form for a side of Newcastle’s calibre. Nevertheless, a player that will prove difficult to attract with the money available to competitors, but with the opportunity to immediately progress at St James’ Park this could be a turning point in the transfer saga.

Newcastle fans… Thoughts on the interest? Let us know down below!!!

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