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Rafa Benitez identifies Filip Helander as transfer target

Rafa Benitez identifies Filip Helander as transfer target

Newcastle United have been extremely disappointing so far this season, with relegation already a worry at this early stage. 

The Magpies failed to make the most of home advantage yesterday as they suffered a 2-0 defeat against Leicester City at St James’ Park. Although, it appears as if Rafa Benitez is looking at a potential addition, as according to the Express, Benitez has identified Filip Helander as a January target.

Newcastle United want to land Swedish international central defender Filip Helander when the transfer window opens in January.

Rafa Benitez has been impressed by reports that he has received on Helander is playing in Italy for Bologna.

And, it’s thought that he will be at the top of his wanted list if owner Mike Ashley releases funds to strengthen the squad in the New Year.

The 25-year-old has been playing in Italy for the last three years spent a year in Verona before moving to Bologna initially on a season long loan.


Filip Helander is an accomplished central defender that could really do the job at the heart of the defence for Newcastle United.

Indeed, the Magpies are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements after the poor start they’ve made to the current campaign, so it’s positive news for Newcastle with a central defender in the Spaniard’s sights.

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