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Newcastle: Domino effect could see Ciaran Clark leave

Newcastle: Domino effect could see Ciaran Clark leave - Newcastle United

A transfer-domino effect may begin to kick in and it could involve Newcastle United, according to The Daily Mail.

The chain of events could reportedly be that Adam Webster moves from Bristol City to Brighton & Hove Albion, which leaves Lewis Dunk free to make his Leicester City move, allowing Harry Maguire to join Manchester United, with Newcastle’s Ciaran Clark potentially being bought by Bristol City to replace Webster.

Clark is valued at £6m, with Crystal Palace also interested in the Republic of Ireland international.

Clark started nine Premier League matches last season, coming off the bench twice, as per WhoScored, against Arsenal, Burnley and Chelsea.

Defensively, he made 1.8 tackles, 1.1 interceptions, 5.2 clearances and 0.6 blocks per game – which is a good return, especially when it is considered he was a backup option behind the likes of Jamaal Lascelles, Fabian Schar and Florian Lejeune.

Still, as useful an option as he’s been since joining the club from Aston Villa following their relegation from the top tier in 2016, his defensive partners all played more than him last season and Federico Fernandez is also available, so perhaps selling him in order to raise funds could help the Toon invest ahead of Steve Bruce’s first campaign in charge.

It’s not hard to imagine Schar and Lascelles are likely to be Newcastle’s starters next season considering how much they played last season and Lejeune’s eventual return from injury must also be factored in, so Clark may have to settle for another campaign in the background if he stays.

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