Newcastle United have a huge season on the horizon as they take their place in the Premier League once again.
The Magpies will be back amongst the big brass once again next season after they won the Championship last time out. The onus is now very much on Rafa Benitez to bring in the right players to ensure his team can stay in the division next time out, instead of dropping straight back into the second-tier.
And there’s one man Newcastle have been linked with over the weekend and that’s Arsenal defender Calum Chambers.
According to the Chronicle, Rafa Benitez is interested in bringing the England international to the North East but is set to face competition from Southampton, Chambers’ former employers.
The young defender, who impressed on-loan at Middlesbrough last season despite their relegation to the Championship is set for a tough season if he remains at the Emirates.
He’s currently fifth choice behind Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi, Per Mertesacker and Rob Holding, which makes things difficult for his development moving forward.
Of course, Southampton joining the race makes things a little more difficult for Rafa Benitez’s side but if they offer the right amount of money, they have as good a chance of signing him as anyone else.
They need to improve their ranks ahead of the upcoming campaign and this would be a seriously good start.
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