Newcastle fans in the Tavern are amongst the more optimistic fans as they seem to have put their relegation fears on hold, for the time being anyway.
Like all other teams facing relegation, Newcastle have conceded too many goals and not scored enough themselves to compensate. Therefore, if they survive relegation, Newcastle must eye defensive improvements and this Manchester United outcast could be the perfect buy.
Daley Blind, valued at £18 million on Transfermarkt has only played four minutes of Premier League football since the turn of the year and despite just signing a new deal with the Red Devils, surely United will aim to cash in on the 27-year-old this summer.
The Dutch international is very versatile and can be deployed as a centre-back, left-back or even as a defensive midfielder. Blind looked to be a great buy for United back in 2014 but since Ashley Young and Luke Shaw have occupied the left-back position this season, Blind has found game-time very hard to come by.
He certainly still has quality and for Newcastle to target someone of Daley Blind’s calibre, this could really help improve the Magpies chances of pushing higher up the Premier League next season. Indeed, he’d be a big name addition on Tyneside and someone capable of adding a touch more quality to the St. James’ Park ranks.
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